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ISP Traffic Fatal Crash Alert in Kankakee County

ISP TRAFFIC FATAL CRASH ALERT 

The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by the Illinois State Police

District 21

 

WHAT:                      Two Unit Fatal Traffic Crash

 

WHERE:                   Illinois Route 17 at 11000 West Road, Kankakee County

 

WHEN:                      Aug. 31, 2021 at approximately 11:50 p.m.

 

VEHICLE:                Unit 1- 2005 Silver Mercury Milan

                                    Unit 2- 2013 Black Cadillac

 

DRIVER:                   Unit 1- 47-year-old Jerry Stallings of Bourbonnais, IL (Deceased)

                                    Unit 2- 37-year-old Michael Jordan of Kankakee, IL (Deceased)

 

PRELIMINARY:     A preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred:  Unit 1 was traveling westbound on Illinois Route 17 at 11000 West Road.  Unit 2 was traveling eastbound at the same location.  For unknown reasons Unit 1 crossed the centerline into the path of Unit 2, striking Unit 2 head on.  The impact caused Unit 1 and Unit 2 to catch on fire.  The driver of Unit 1 and Unit 2 were pronounced deceased on scene.  There is no further information available at this time.

 

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