WHAT: Pedestrian Fatal Traffic Crash
WHERE: Interstate 57 southbound milepost 323 (near Manteno), Kankakee County
WHEN: May 3, 2021 at approximately 8:40 p.m.
PEDESTRIAN: Pending Investigation, 56-year-old male of Chicago, IL (Deceased)
VEHICLE: Unit 2- 2021 Dodge Ram pulling a flatbed trailer
DRIVER: Unit 2- Pending Investigation, 41-year-old male of Blue Island, IL
PRELIMINARY: A preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred: The driver of Unit 2 was traveling southbound on Interstate 57 in the right lane, when he came upon a disabled vehicle on the right shoulder. Unit 2 was unable to move to the left lane due to a truck tractor semi-trailer traveling in the left lane. Unit 2 struck the pedestrian standing in the right lane.
The right lane of Interstate 57 and milepost 323 was shut down for approximately 4.5 hours for the crash investigation.
CHARGES: Pending investigation.
All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.