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WHAT: Single Vehicle Fatal Traffic Crash


WHERE: Interstate 57 Northbound at Milepost 319, Kankakee County


WHEN: Dec. 20, 2020 at approximately 4:32 p.m.


VEHICLE: Unit 1- 2002 Maroon Pontiac Grand Prix


DRIVER: Unit 1- 30-year old male of Kankakee, IL (Deceased)


PRELIMINARY: A preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred: Unit 1 was
traveling northbound on Interstate 57 near the Bourbonnais Parkway Exit,
Milepost 319. For an unknown reason the driver of Unit 1 lost control of
the vehicle and went into the ditch. The driver and sole occupant of Unit 1
was ejected from the vehicle and suffered life threatening injuries. The
driver was transported by Superior Air-Ground Ambulance service to an
area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.


The northbound lanes of Interstate 57 were shut down for the helicopter
landing at approximately 5:00 p.m. and re-opened at approximately 5:25
p.m.

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