Friday, December 14, 2012
Accident occurred around 11:30 p.m. Sunday night.
A crash late Sunday night resulted in one driver being charged with a DUI, according to Oswego police. The accident occurred around 11:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at Route 34 and Prairie Market. Two vehicles were involved in the crash, which ended with the vehicles in the grass alongside Route 34. Denard Y. Miller, 40, of the 100 block of Gregory Street, Aurora, was arrested at 2 a.m. on Dec. 10 and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to reduce speed for crash, said Oswego police. Miller was also cited for the possession of open containers of alcohol in the vehicle and for driving on a suspended license. Miller was taken to Rush Copley Medical Center with reported injuries. The other driver did not report any injuries. …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
A Joliet man injured when he crashed his car into a bull is blaming the animal's owner.
A Joliet man is suing the owner of a bull for allegedly letting the animal walk out on a Kendall County road and into the path of his Toyota. The lawsuit filed on behalf of Joliet resident Ghulam D. Butt claims that after running head-on into the bull Butt crashed into a ditch and was injured. Butt's son directed questions about the crash and lawsuit to his attorney. But the lawyer who filed the lawsuit, Mark T. Schneid of Naperville, failed to return calls for comment. According to the lawsuit, Butt was heading south on Ridge Road in Na-Au-Say township on Aug. 30 when a "bull animal walked into the roadway directly in front of (his) vehicle causing a severe frontal impact to (his) vehicle and causing (Butt) to lose control and crash into …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Truck, two cars involved in accident on Route 126 in Plainfield Monday.
UPDATED, 9:45 a.m. Monday Illinois State Police confirmed one man was killed in a three-vehicle crash on Route 126 west of County Line Road. Plainfield Deputy Fire Chief Jon Stratton said the crash occured just before 6 a.m. A four-door Mercury and a Kia were heading east on Route 126 when the Mercury crossed over and hit a box truck in the westbound lane, Stratton said. "The truck tried to avoid him and couldn't," state police Sgt. Martez Malone said. "It went into the ditch, came out, crossed over and struck the other vehicle." The driver of the Mercury was extricated and taken to Rush-Copley Hospital in Aurora, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The man's name and age have not been released pending notification of the family, …
Saturday, July 14, 2012
A Saturday afternoon crash killed Ronald Oswald of Minooka and sent five others to area hospitals.
Updated at 6 p.m. July 15 ---------------------------- A Minooka man was killed in a Saturday afternoon wreck that sent five other people to area hospitals. Motorcyclist Ronald Oswald, 57, of Minooka, died at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora following the crash at Route 126 and County Line Road. The 2:30 p.m. collision involved a Dodge Durango sport utility vehicle, a Nissan Altima and the Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Illinois State Police Sgt. Martez Malone said the car was about to turn south on County Line Road from westbound Route 126 when it was struck from behind by the SUV. The impact forced the car into the eastbound lane, where it struck Oswald's motorcycle. Six ambulances transported victims to three area hospitals following …
James Pocius of Wauconda was charged with drunken driving after the 7 p.m. crash. A 72-year-old Oswego woman was also injured.
A 72-year-old woman was injured and a man from Wauconda was charged with drunken driving after a single-car crash at Route 34 and Heritage Drive on Friday evening, Oswego police said. Details were unavailable Saturday morning, but police said that James Pocius, 32, of Wauconda, was charged with driving under the influence, illegal transportation of alcohol and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident after the 7 p.m. crash. Ruth Howard, 72, of the 400 block of Barbnaby Court in Oswego, was injured in the crash, and both she and Pocius were taken to Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, where they were treated and released. More details on this crash will be posted when they are available.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Amber Davis, 18, of Montgomery remains in serious condition at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove after a three-car crash on Route 30 on June 10.
One of the three victims of a June 10 crash on Route 30 remains in the hospital, officials said Wednesday, but her condition has improved. Amber Davis, 18, of Montgomery, was a passenger in one of the cars involved in a three-car accident on Route 30 at Douglas Road around 9:30 a.m. on June 10. She was taken by emergency helicopter to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, where she was initially listed in critical condition. A media spokesman at Good Samaritan said Wednesday that Davis is still in the hospital, but her condition has been upgraded to serious. Davis was the passenger in a car driven by Anthony Halstead, 19, of Oswego, who collided with a second car driven by James Biever, 50, of Big Rock. A third vehicle driven …
Friday, June 15, 2012
The crash remains under investigation, Oswego police said.
The 18-year-old Montgomery girl injured in a Sunday crash on Route 30 remains in critical condition, according to a spokeswoman at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. The crash occurred around 9:30 a.m., when two cars, one driven by James Biever, 50, of Big Rock, and the other by Anthony Halstead, 19, of Oswego, collided near the intersection of Route 30 and Douglas Road, police said. Davis was a passenger in Halstead’s car, police said. Davis was flown to Good Samaritan. Halstead was taken to Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, where he was treated for injuries and later discharged, according to a spokeswoman there. The driver of a third vehicle involved in the accident, Ariana Stone, 18, of Aurora, remains at Rush-Copley…
Friday, May 11, 2012
A fundraiser has been scheduled for May 23, and an account set up at Harris Bank for the family of 16-year-old Jennifer VanEtten, who lost her life in an accident in Montgomery on Tuesday night.
UPDATE: According to Ellen Stephens-Kahl, Olive Garden restaurants in Oswego and Naperville will donate all the food for the May 23 benefit dinner, and provide servers as well. Tragedy has a way of defining a community, of bringing people together to help the healing process in any way they can. The story of Jennifer VanEtten is no different. Ever since news broke of the devastating accident on Tuesday night in Montgomery that claimed the life of the Big Rock 16-year-old, people have been rallying around the family, hoping to find a way to help. Here are a couple of ways you can do just that. Family members have organized a spaghetti dinner at the Plano American Legion Post 395, at 510 E. Dearborn Street in Plano, from 5-8 p.m. on …
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Plainfield police say Brian Orick struck a median and was thrown from his Harley-Davidson.
A Montgomery man was killed early Sunday morning after the motorcycle he was driving struck a concrete median on Ridge Road, Plainfield police said. Brian Orick, 39, of Briarcliff Road, Montgomery, was transported to Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, where he was pronounced dead. Plainfield police received the call about a crash on Ridge Road, south of 127th Street, at 1:16 a.m., according to a media release issued by the department. Based on a preliminary investigation, it's believed Orick was driving north on Ridge Road, collided with the median and was thrown from his 2007 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, the release said. Ridge Road was closed for four hours while the department's crash reconstruction unit investigated the accident.