Archive for May 6th, 2017

Fatal crash in Kane County, 5/4/17

Excerpts from wspynews.com:

A 17 year-old girl from Pingree Grove was killed and five other teens were hospitalized after authorities say distracted driving may have played a role in a two-vehicle crash near Hampshire on Thursday night.

The Kane County Sheriff’s Office says 17 year-old Brianna Soto, who was the driver of one of the vehicles, was pronounced dead at Centegra Hospital in Huntley.

Kane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Dietrich Rd. between Rt. 20 and Brier Hill Rd. around 8:20 p.m. to investigate the crash.

In a news release, Kane County Sheriff’s spokesperson Pat Gengler says Soto and another 17 year-old female from Pingree Grove were headed east on Dietrich Rd., about to go over the crest of a hill where their vehicle crossed the center line and went partially into the westbound lane of traffic.

Three 16 year-old females of Lake in the Hills, Algonquin, and Hampshire, respectively, and one 15 year-old female from Huntley were headed west in an SUV.

Gengler says both the SUV and the vehicle being driven by Soto rolled over. The four teens in the SUV and the 17 year-old in Soto’s vehicle were treated at Sherman Hospital in Elgin for non-life-threatening injuries.

Kane County Sheriff’s Detectives and members of the Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team are investigating the crash. Gengler says all subjects were wearing their seatbelts.

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Fatal Box Alarm in Berwyn, 5-5-17 (part 3)

Excerpts from ABC7Chicago.com:

Berwyn firefighters and police responded to reports of a fire in the 3300-block of South Home Avenue on Friday afternoon.

Police say there was excessive smoke and fire coming out of the roof and windows.

After firefighters extinguished the blaze, officials say they discovered a body inside the house. The identity of the victim is not known.

Berwyn police and fire officials are still investigating the blaze.

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A few images of the scene of the fatal house fire in Berwyn (5/5/17) from Josh Boyajian.

Berwyn FD Engine 902 on a hydrant

Josh Boyajian photo

Berwyn fire engine on a hydrant

Josh Boyajian photo

Berwyn FD Seagrave ladder truck at fire scene

Josh Boyajian photo

Oak Park FD tower ladder at fire scene

Josh Boyajian photo

Berwyn fire engine on a hydrant

Josh Boyajian photo

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East Joliet FPD news

Excerpts from wjol.com:

The house where 16-month-old Semaj Crosby died last month, was on fire on Saturday morning. WJOL has received reports from witnesses in the neighborhood of Louis Road in Joliet Township, that the home was on fire in the early morning hours of Saturday May 6th.  

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click for neighbor’s video

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Fatal Box Alarm in Berwyn, 5-5-17 (part 2)

More photos from the Fatal Box Alarm in Berwyn, 5-5-17

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