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Kankakee SUV rollover accident results in one death

Firefighters arrived at the scene of a one-vehicle rollover accident east of Kankakee at around 8:20 p.m. on December 6, The Daily Journal reported.

Momence resident Esteven Gaytan, 24, was killed after being pinned by the SUV. One other passenger was injured and brought to the hospital for treatment, while the driver remained without injuries.

According to reports, the driver of the 2003 Mercury Mountaineer swerved while traveling down Illinois Route 17 to avoid another vehicle that turned onto the highway from Skyline Road. According to Steve Spraker, the Fire Protection District chief of the Kankakee Township, this abrupt reaction intended to prevent a wreck resulted in the vehicle’s rollover accident.

The Illinois State Police and the Kankakee County Coroner’s office continue to investigate the details of this incident.

The attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C.,  offer our condolences to the friends and family of those involved during this difficult time.