WHAT: Serious Injury Crash
WHERE: Route 1 @ 4000 N (Kankakee County)
WHEN: Thursday, August 9, 2019, 9:42 p.m.
VEHICLE: Unit One: Hyundai Sonata Unit Two: Volkswagen Beetle
DRIVER: Unit One: Kassidy E. Mucho, 19, Momence Unit Two: Jamie B. Torrez, 39, Bourbonnais
PASSENGERS: Unit Two: Front Seat: 12 year old female from Bourbonnais Rear Passenger Side: 11 year old male from Bourbonnais Rear Driver Side: 11 year old male from Bourbonnais
PRELIMINARY: Preliminary investigation has indicated that the Volkswagen was stopped on Route 1 attempting to turn left onto 4000 N, when the Hyundai rear ended the Volkswagen. The driver and front seat passenger of the Volkswagen were transported to Riverside Hospital with minor injuries. The two back seat passengers were transported to Comer Children’s Hospital in Chicago with severe injuries. The driver of the Hyundai was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital with minor injuries. The roadway was shut down for approximately 5 hours due to this incident.
CHARGES: Mucho was issued a citation for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident