A 46-year-old man was killed in a multi-vehicle car crash in Interstate 80 in Joliet, according to the Will County Coroner’s Office.
Joliet resident Don L. Brown was pronounced deceased at 10:15 p.m. Sunday at the AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center emergency room in Joliet, officials said.
Brown was the driver of a vehicle that collided with multiple vehicles and rolled over on the I-80 westbound lane at mile marker 131 in Joliet, officials said.
An autopsy was scheduled for Monday.
About 9:40 p.m. Sunday, Brown, the driver of a Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Morris resident Kristen N. Prodehl, 24, the driver of a Chevrolet Malibu, were traveling west on I-80 westbound east of Larkin Avenue in the left lane, Illinois State Police said.
Joliet resident Sebastian Sternisha, 25, the driver of a Nissan Altima, was traveling in the right lane at the same location, police said.
The front passenger side of Brown’s vehicle struck the rear driver’s side of Sternisha’s vehicle, police said. The front end of Brown’s vehicle then struck the rear end of Prodehl’s vehicle, police said.
The impact of the crash caused Brown’s vehicle to roll over and come to rest in the center ditch on top of the median cable wires, police said. Brown was ejected from the car.
All eastbound and westbound lanes on I-80 east of Larkin Avenue were closed for a crash investigation, police said. The lanes were re-opened about 1:50 a.m.
The investigation remains open, police said.