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A Morton man pleaded guilty Wednesday to killing a village firefighter by crashing into a parked car while driving drunk this January. Glen Abney, 53, faces up to 14 years in prison for aggravated DUI causing the death of Joshua Greene. He remains free on bond pending his sentencing on Jan. 18, 2019.

Greene, 42, had been a paid-on-call member of the Morton Fire Department since 2000.

He was a front-seat passenger in Abney’s vehicle when it struck a car parked in the 300 block of Mossy Trail in Morton shortly before midnight on Jan. 11. The collision, which caused heavy damage to both vehicles’ front ends, ejected Greene. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Abney, who also suffered injuries requiring hospital care, was standing next to Greene when police arrived. His eyes were bloodshot and glassy, he swayed unsteadily and at one point fell down, police said.

He admitted to drinking alcohol prior to the crash. At the Peoria hospital where he was taken, he submitted to a test that revealed a blood/alcohol content of .186 percent, more than twice the legal limit for driving, a court affidavit stated.

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Morton Fire Department News

From the Morton Fire Department Facebook page:

We are sad to report that Morton Firefighter Josh Greene was killed in a non-duty related vehicle crash late last night in Morton. Josh was the passenger in a car that struck another vehicle parked along the roadway.

FF Greene joined the Morton Fire Department in March of 2000 where he served as a paid-on-call member. Josh was known to all of us as friendly, always smiling and involved in our department in many ways. Our hearts go out to Josh’s wife, children and his entire family. He will be missed amongst our Morton Fire Department family as well. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Fire Chief Joe Kelley

Morton Firefighter Josh Greene

Morton Firefighter Josh Greene

The support from our community and from fellow first responders following the loss of FF Josh Greene has been tremendous and is very much appreciated by all of us here at the Morton Fire Department. We would like to invite all uniformed first responders to join us for a walk-through during the visitation at 7:00 PM on Thursday January 18th. Specific directions are listed below. This will be the only part of the services in which participation of first responders from outside departments is being officially organized. There will not be an emergency vehicle procession following the funeral involving outside departments. Thank you everyone for all of your support.

Uniformed First Responder Visitation Walk-Through for
Morton Firefighter Josh Greene

Thursday, January 18, 2018
Arrive by 6:45 PM please

Grace Church
1325 E. Jefferson Street
Morton, IL

Enter at the double doors on the West side of the building. You will be directed from there. The best access will be by entering the parking lot at Drive 1 from Jefferson Street. We will have a private assembly area available to us, so please do not enter the church from the main entrances on the South or East side of the building.

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