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Chicago Man Killed in Accident on I-80 in Grundy County

The Grundy Coroner’s Office is investigating an incident on I-80 near the 105 mile post that claimed the life of a 20-year-old Chicago man.  It was on June 16 around 1:30 am.

Preliminary investigations indicate a car driven by Jake C. Enblom, 20, of Chicago was eastbound I-80 when he struck a guardrail.  After coming to a stop he exited the vehicle and was walking in the eastbound lane of traffic, when he was struck by a semi-tractor trailer. He was transported by Seneca EMS to Morris Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival at 2:48 am Tuesday morning.

The crash remains under investigation by the Coroner’s Office and Illinois State Police.


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