Friday, September 14, 2012
Yorkville police suspect alcohol was a factor.
A 24-year-old Oswego resident died after he was thrown from his Chevrolet Equinox about 1:10 a.m. Friday on Route 126 west of Route 71, Yorkville police said. Marco Reyes, of Ridgefield Way, was headed east on Route 126 before the curve near Identa Road when the vehicle went to the right, overcorrected, crossed Route 126, hit a culvert and rolled, police said. The vehicle came to rest upside-down. Reyes was pronounced dead at the scene. Police found beer bottles and containers, including at least one that was partially full, and Reyes had a strong odor of alcohol about him, Yorkville Deputy Police Chief Donald Schwartzkopf said. Passersby came upon the accident and called police. Police have found no witnesses to the accident, Schwartzkopf…
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Robert James Jr., 63, was pronounced dead at Rush-Copley hospital following the three-vehicle crash in Plainfield.
Illinois State Police on Wednesday identified the man who died in a three-vehicle accident early Monday morning on Route 126 as Robert James Jr., 63, of Yorkville. Plainfield Deputy Fire Chief Jon Stratton said James was driving east on Route 126 between County Line and Ridge roads shortly before 6 a.m. when his four-door Mercury crossed into the westbound lane, hitting a box truck. State police said the driver of the truck attempted to avoid the Mercury but couldn’t, and wound up striking an eastbound Kia. James was extricated and taken to Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, where he was pronounced dead, police said. On Wednesday, state police said they still do not know what caused James to swerve into the oncoming lane, adding that …
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Oswego police have confirmed that 22-year-old Garrett Riotte of Oswego was killed in a collision that involved two vehicles, and resulted in a drunken driving charge for one of the drivers.
An Oswego man was killed and another charged with drunken driving in an early morning accident on Route 71 Saturday, Oswego police said. The collision occurred at 2:21 a.m. on the roadway north of the intersection of Route 71 and Forest Avenue, police said. According to Chief Dwight Baird, the accident involved two cars striking a pedestrian, identified as Garrett Riotte, 22, of the 300 block of Prairieview Court. Riotte was walking in a dark area of the roadway when he was struck by an eastbound car driven by Thomas Schillinger, 22, of the 200 block of Morgan Valley Drive in Oswego, Baird said. The impact tossed Riotte into the westbound lane, Baird said, and into the path of two oncoming cars. One swerved and avoided striking Riotte, but…
Friday, June 8, 2012
Visitation and services for the Alexis Banuelos, Brian Herrera and Tyler Montgomery are scheduled for Friday and Saturday.
Friends are stepping up to help the family of Brian Herrera after the teen’s tragic death in a car crash near Oswego earlier this week. Herrera, a Plainfield resident and former District 202 student, died Monday in an accident that also claimed the lives of his friends Tyler Montgomery and Alexis Banuelos. To help his family with funeral and burial expenses, friend Julie Husch said a fund has been set up at Chase bank in the 19-year-old Herrera’s name. Donations can be made to the Brian Herrera Memorial Fund at any area Chase branch. Contributions can also be left under the name of Brian’s father, Armando Herrera. Herrera worked at Bob Evans and Abercrombie & Fitch. Website established for Banuelos family Coworkers of Raquel Banuelos, …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Friends, friends and community members gathered to remember Alexis Banuelos, Brian Herrera and Tyler Montgomery in Plainfield Wednesday night.
On Monday, three young people were taken much too soon. On Wednesday, hundreds of friends, neighbors and total strangers gathered in the darkness, candles flickering, not to mourn the loss, but to celebrate their lives. Tyler Montgomery, 19, of Plainfield and his 18-year-old girlfriend, Alexis Banuelos, were planning to have dinner with the Naperville teen’s parents on Monday. But first, they went for a ride with their friend and former District 202 classmate Brian Herrera. Herrera was driving a black Ford coupe when he made a turn in front of a semi-trailer heading east on Route 126 near Oswego. The driver of the truck, which carried 40,000 pounds of sand, wasn’t able to stop in time, and the semi flipped onto its side, pinning the car …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Police said the car carrying three teens — Brian Herrera and Tyler Montgomery of Plainfield, and Alexis Banuelos of Naperville — turned out in front of a semi-tractor trailer in Monday's fatal crash.
According to Illinois State Police Trooper Jason Shrake, charges are not expected in the crash that killed three teenagers near Oswego on Monday afternoon. Shrake said all evidence points to the driver of the black Ford coupe, 19-year-old Brian Herrera of Plainfield, causing the accident when he turned in front of a semi tractor-trailer heading east on Route 126. The truck tried to avoid the car, but ended up flipping on its side, pinning the car beneath it. Herrera and his passenger, 19-year-old Tyler Montgomery of Plainfield, were pronounced dead on scene. A second passenger, 18-year-old Alexis Banuelos of Naperville, was taken to Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, where she was pronounced dead, police said. The driver of the truck, …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Snow and road conditions contributed to the crash between a minivan and a semi truck on Route 30 by Goodwin Drive near Montgomery on Thursday afternoon. The driver of the minivan, a 51-year-old woman, died from her injuries.
A 51-year-old Plainfield woman was killed Thursday afternoon after her minivan crossed into an oncoming lane of traffic in Oswego and was struck by a semi track trailer, Oswego police said. Icy, snowy conditions are believed to have contributed to the accident in which Cindy Borgra, 23420 W. Link Lane, was critically injured, police said. Borgra was transported to Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, where she was pronounced dead. The accident occurred at about 2:30 p.m. on U.S. 30, west of Goodwin Drive. Borgra was driving east on U.S. 30 when her minivan went into the opposite lane and was struck by a truck driven by Joe Clark, 68, of Oswego, Detective Rob Sherwood said. Clark was also injured in the crash. He was taken to Rush-Copley, …
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Ronald Orr, 62, of Paw Paw, was killed in a head-on collision with a semi truck Saturday evening in unincorporated Little Rock Township, Kendall County Sheriff's deputies said.
A 62-year-old man died in a head-on collision with a semi truck in unincorporated Little Rock Township Saturday night, Kendall County Sheriff’s deputies said Sunday. Ronald Orr, of the 3300 block of Chicago Road in Paw Paw, was driving a pickup truck that veered over the center lane of Galena Road near Jones Road and into the path of the truck, police said. The crash occurred at 6:19 p.m., and Orr was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Wesley Morris Jr., 56, of the 50W0-99 block of McDermott Road in Big Rock, was injured in the crash, and was taken to Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora with minor injuries, police said.