WHAT: Three Vehicle Fatal Traffic Crash
WHERE: Illinois Route 102 at North 3000W Road, Kankakee County
WHEN: June 17, 2022 at approximately 9:45 p.m.
VEHICLES: Unit 1 – 2015 Gray Chevrolet Suburban
Unit 2 – 2012 Gray Chevrolet Camaro
Unit 3 – 2007 Black Ford Focus
DRIVERS: Unit 1 – Heather C. Basham, 52-year-old female from Herscher, IL – Deceased
Unit 2 – Cody M. Gall, 26-year-old male from Momence, IL - Transported by ambulance to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Unit 3 – Given J. Siegel, 18-year-old male from Seneca, IL – Refused medical attention.
PRELIMINARY: A preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred: Unit 1 was traveling westbound on Illinois Route 102 at North 3000W Road. Unit 2 was traveling eastbound, followed by Unit 3, at the same location. Unit 1 crossed into the eastbound lane and struck the front of Unit 2. The driver of Unit 1 was transported by ambulance to an area hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. The driver of Unit 2 was transported by ambulance to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Unit 3 was struck with debris and damaged. The driver of Unit 3 was not injured. Illinois Route 102 was closed for approximately three hours. This is an open and on-going investigation. No other information is available at this time.