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Crest Hill police identify suspect allegedly involved in fatal car crash

A memorial has been set up at a tree where a car driven by Suos Khloth crashed, resulting in Khloth's death.
A memorial has been set up at a tree where a car driven by Suos Khloth crashed, resulting in Khloth's death.

Crest Hill police have identified a suspect they say may have been involved in a car crash that killed a 60-year-old man.

On Friday, Crest Hill police named Anthony L. Casterberry, 22, who may have been involved in a fatal car crash May 26.

Police chased the unidentified driver of a Mitsubishi Endeavor, which crashed into a car driven by Suos Khloth near West Jefferson Street and South Reedwood Drive.

The crash resulted in Khloth’s death, police said. Two occupants from the Mitsubishi Endeavor fled on foot after the collision, police said.

Jeremiah Grubbs, 18, who was a passenger in the Mitsubishi Endeavor, was later apprehended, police said. The driver of the car remains at large.

The Crest Hill Police Department has asked anyone with information on Casterberry’s whereabouts to call investigator Joel Steen at 815-741-5115.

Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crimestoppers of Will County at 800-323-6734 or text 274637, police said.

Grubbs has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and possession of a firearm without a firearm owner’s identification card, police said.

Evidence at the crash scene showed the fixed object Khloth crashed into was a tree in the parkway. After the crash, a memorial was set up near the tree, which had tire tracks leading to it.

Khloth was pronounced dead at the AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center emergency room.

Sam Mullin, a friend of Khloth, said he was with Khloth and some other friends shortly before the crash.

“We were together at a friend’s house Saturday night,” Mullin said. “We left to pick up a friend. He left Plainfield.”

Khloth was a member of the area’s close-knit Cambodian community, Mullin said, and his death “has disturbed the Cambodian community.”

Mullin said his wife, who is Cambodian, was friends with Khloth for close to 30 years.

He said Khloth had a wife and was a father and a grandfather.

He said Khloth worked at his church every weekend.

“He’s one that would help out anybody if they asked him to,” Mullin said.

The Will County Sheriff’s Office conducted a crash reconstruction after the fatal wreck.

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