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.