WHAT: Single Vehicle Fatal Traffic Crash
WHERE: Interstate 57 Northbound at Milepost 283.5 Iroquois County (Gilman)
WHEN: Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 12:22 p.m.
VEHICLE: Unit 1: 2008 Ford Focus
DRIVER: Unit 1: Frank W. Horn 70-year-old male of Burbank (Deceased)
PASSENGER: Unit 1: Joyce Dahl 79-year-old female of Oak Lawn (Transported to a local area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries)
PRELIMINARY: Preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred: Unit 1 was traveling northbound on I-57 near mile post 283 (Gilman) in the right lane. Unit 1 left the roadway to the right, struck a fence and a tree before coming to rest. The driver of Unit 1 was pronounced deceased on scene by the Iroquois County Coroner. The front seat passenger of Unit 1 was transported to local area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.