Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The New Lenox man who survived a fiery crash and was charged with aggravated driving under the influence was in court Tuesday.
The New Lenox man charged with aggravated driving under the influence in connection with a fiery fatal crash appeared in court Tuesday morning for a brief hearing. Judge Edward Burmila set 22-year-old Kevin Krohn's next court date for Jan. 24. A passenger in a car driven by Krohn, 22-year-old Jake Stevens of Manhattan, was killed in an Aug. 25 crash in Frankfort Township, police said. Stevens' mother, Kim Stevens, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Krohn earlier this month. Krohn was driving west on Steger Road near 104th Avenue when he lost control of the vehicle and collided with a retaining wall, tree and "large metal switching box," according to the lawsuit. The car burst into flame and Stevens was killed, police said. Krohn was …
Monday, December 10, 2012
The mother of a Manhattan man killed in an August Frankfort Township wreck sued the New Lenox man who was driving.
The mother of a Manhattan man killed when the car he was riding in crashed and burst into flame has sued the New Lenox man who was driving. Kim Stevens, the mother of Jake Stevens, 22, of Manhattan, has petitioned to be named the administrator of her dead son's estate. She simultaneously filed a lawsuit going after the man who was driving when her son was killed. The suit accuses Kevin Krohn, 22, of speeding and failing to keep a proper lookout. It does not accuse Krohn of driving drunk, but he faces a felony charge of aggravated driving under the influence. Krohn is free on a $75,000 bond. He is due back in court for his criminal case Dec. 18. Stevens was the sole passenger in the car Krohn was driving. Krohn was arrested 12 days after …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
The Illinois State Police could not immediately confirm the source of the mid-day traffic jam, reportedly a crash involving a gravel truck.
Illinois State Police could not immediately be reached for comment, but Current Incident Notification Services, a web service that shares alerts on rescue services in the Chicago suburbs, reported that an overturned gravel truck might have been the cause. This story will be updated as it develops. For live updates of crashes and slow traffic, check back with our live traffic map, updated every five minutes. Correction: Current Incident Notification Services was originally misidentified. Patch regrets the error.