WHERE: Route 17 @ 7845 E. (Kankakee County)
WHEN: Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 10:58 a.m.
VEHICLE: Unit One: Unknown Unit Two: 2009 White Ford Focus Unit Three: 1999 Blue Freightliner Truck Tractor Semi-Trailer DRIVER: Unit One: Unknown Unit Two: Kawana Johnson, 54, Momence Unit Three: Garino Garduno, 31, Kankakee
PRELIMINARY: Preliminary investigation has indicated an unknown vehicle was traveling next to the Ford on Route 17 northbound near 7845 E. Both units attempted to merge at the same time into one lane, when the unknown vehicle struck the Ford on the passenger side. The unknown vehicle did not stop. The Ford then went into the southbound lane and into the path of the Semi. The Semi struck the Ford head on. The driver of the Ford was extricated and transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Route 17 was shut down at this location for approximately 3 hours.