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Car Crashes Can Happen to Anyone

Kris Jenner Involved in Car Crash ​Unfortunately, car crashes can happen to anyone at anytime, and even the rich and famous are not immune to the situation.  Likewise, celebrity matriarch Kris Jenner was recently involved in a car crash in California when her vehicle collided with another.  The car crash happened in Calabasas Rd. when Jenner was driving west, and a vehicle heading west turned in front of her just before the 101 freeway.  Although Jenner attempted to stop her Rolls-Royce before the car accident, she was unable to do so and collided the front end of her vehicle with a Prius.  Although...

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Reckless Driving Caused IL Auto Accident

Illinois State Police are investigating an auto accident that injured two people on Saturday morning. The accident occurred at 8:30 a.m. in Saline County, Illinois which is located in the southeast part of the state. According to authorities, 27-year-old Kristen Lee Day was operating a passenger vehicle on Illinois Route 13 westbound when her vehicle veered off the right side of the roadway. Day overcorrected the vehicle causing it to overturn and land on the median. Day was ejected from the vehicle and her passenger, a 17-year-old, sustained minor injuries in the crash. Day was transported to a hospital in...

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IL Car Crash Kills Three

A car accident has claimed the lives of three individuals in Ingleside, Illinois during the early hours of Wednesday. Residents of the Chicago suburb were awakened to sounds of helicopters and emergency personnel responding to the crash that happened at approximately 2 a.m. The Lake County Sheriff’s Department stated that a Kia Optima was traveling on Rollins Road when the vehicle veered off the roadway, collided with a tree and burst into flames. Emergency workers discovered three individuals in the car that were deceased. The county coroner could not identify the victims and stated that he will need to perform...

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Two Killed in Three Vehicle Auto Accident

Nine individuals sustained injuries in a car accident that involved three vehicles on Thursday night. The accident happened in the suburb of Robbins, south of Chicago. Authorities stated that they’re not exactly sure how the accident happened or what caused the crash that occurred at 7:45 p.m. Three vehicles collided near the intersection of 137th Street and Central Park Avenue and nine occupants of the vehicles were injured in the accident. They were transported by ambulances to area hospitals, and two of the nine people died from their injuries. Police did release the identities of the deceased, and they are...

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Woman Sentenced in Illinois Pedestrian Accident

In 2013, 57-year-old Alan Rubin was crossing the street in Skokie, Illinois when he was struck and killed by a vehicle. Police reports indicate that Larissa Lomax, 34-years-old, had turned off of Skokie Boulevard onto Main Street where Rubin was crossing. She struck him in the crosswalk, and he died after being transported to the hospital. After the car accident, Lomax was charged with driving under the influence of drugs and failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. Lomax pleaded guilty in Skokie court last week and was sentenced to two years of probation, received a fine of...

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Elderly IL Man Killed in Pedestrian Accident

On Sunday, an elderly man was killed in a pedestrian accident in Jacksonville, Illinois. At approximately 8:30 a.m., 86-year-old Homer Keltner attempted to cross South Church Street when he was struck by a vehicle. According to Jacksonville police, 72-year-old Gloria E. Lyles was traveling along South Church Street near West College Avenue when she failed to yield to Keltner crossing the street in a crosswalk. He was transported by ambulance to the hospital where he died from severe injuries to his head. Jacksonville police issued Lyles a citation for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. ...

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Two Injured in Southern Illinois Car Accident

An early morning car accident has injured two individuals in southern Illinois. The accident occurred at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Sunday near Marion. According to the Williamson County Sheriff’s Department, 30-year-old Danielle Wilfong was operating a vehicle along Route 37 when she veered off the roadway and collided with a tree near the intersection of Route 37 and Prosperity Road. Wilfong and her 32-year-old passenger, Justin Vlasak, were both seriously injured in the auto accident. The Williamson County Fire Department had to extricate both individuals from the vehicle, and they were then transported to the hospital by ambulance. The condition,...

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IL Car Crash Kills Police Deputy

A car accident that occurred late Monday night in Illinois has claimed the life of a Tazewell County Sheriff’s Deputy. At approximately 10:30 p.m., 44-year-old Craig Whisenand was responding to a domestic disturbance call when dispatchers lost contact with him. The deputy was traveling on Springfield Road southbound when he apparently lost control of his vehicle, became airborne, and collided with a tree. His squad car was discovered shortly before midnight, and he was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Authorities are investigating the accident and are not yet certain of the cause. Speculations lead to a deer...

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IL Woman Killed in Car Accident

An auto accident claimed the life of a Murphysboro, Illinois resident on Friday afternoon. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department responded to the traffic crash at approximately 3:17 p.m at Highway 127 and Ave Road in Murphysboro. According to authorities, the accident involved a 2015 Ford car driven by East St. Louis resident Rosalind Williams, 42-years-old, and a 2007 Ford car operated by 76-year-old Barbara Morber. The serious accident resulted in Williams sustaining serious injuries, and she was airlifted to a St. Louis hospital. The Jackson County coroner pronounced Morber dead at the scene of the accident. The cause of the...

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Authorities Continue to Investigate Metro-East Car Crash

On Wednesday night an auto accident in Columbia, Illinois injured two teenagers. Katherine A. Brinkley, a 26-year-old Waterloo woman, was traveling on Admiral Parkway heading north in her Lexus SUV when she struck a Pontiac G6, which was heading eastbound on Veterans. Brett Luther of Columbia was operating the G6 and was transported to the hospital along with his 17-year-old female passenger. Emergency crews had to extricate the teens from the vehicle, and the female was transported via medical helicopter. Columbia Police did not issue any citations as of Thursday evening and stated that Brinkley did not sustain any injuries...

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