WHAT: Fatal Crash
WHERE: Route 1 @ 5700 S (Kankakee County)
WHEN: Saturday, August 10, 2019, 8:58 p.m.
VEHICLE: Unit One: Tan 2003 Buick Unit Two: Red 2015 Ram pickup
DRIVER: Unit One: Jamel R. Armstrong, 20, Country Club Hills Unit Two: Jose A. Mejia, 34, St. Anne
PASSENGERS: Unit One: Meoria M. Avant, 18, Momence (Deceased)
PRELIMINARY: Preliminary investigation has indicated the Buick was traveling northbound on Route 1 @ 5700 S., the Ram was traveling southbound at the same location. The Buick crossed the center line and collided with the Ram head on. The driver of the Buick was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries. The driver of the Ram was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. The passenger of the Buick was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Kankakee County Coroner.
CHARGES: Armstrong was issued a citation for improper lane usage. Mejia was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.