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Passenger of SUV dies after driver swerves to avoid another vehicle

Twenty-four-year-old Momence, Illinois resident Esteven Gaytan lost his life after he was trapped under an SUV that experienced a rollover accident, the Daily Journal reported on December 8.

Gaytan was a rear seat passenger of a 2003 Mercury Mountaineer traveling on Illinois Route 17 east of Kankakee. The driver of the vehicle suddenly swerved to avoid another vehicle pulling onto the road from Skyline Road, resulting in a rollover. Gaytan was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

Kankakee Township Fire Protection District Chief Steve Spraker said another passenger was taken to the hospital for the treatment of his minor wounds, while the driver was not harmed in the incident.

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

The attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C., extend their thoughts and condolences to the friends and family suffering during this difficult time.