A single-vehicle accident on Interstate 57 in Kankakee County took the lives of three men, while a fourth passenger remains severely injured. Police were called to the scene of the wreck at 6:15 am on Monday after a witness called for help.
According to accident reports, the vehicle landed in a culvert, pinning two men inside of it. The third death was the result of a passenger being thrown from the vehicle. The injured man was fortunately able to escape from the vehicle.
Witnesses, police, and the coroner agree that the accident made for a terrible scene. According to Bob Gessner, Kankakee County Coroner, alcohol was found inside the car and autopsies will be performed to determine if the driver or passengers were intoxicated at the time of the crash.