JPD: Easter Sunday Crash Still Very Active Investigation

Joliet Police Department telling WJOL that an Easter Sunday crash in Joliet that sent six people to the hospital is still a “very active investigation.” Joliet Police Sgt. Dwayne English says their traffic unit investigators are still “conducting follow up interviews and gathering evidence.”

It was on Sunday, April 4th at about 3:30 in the afternoon that Joliet Police Officers responded to the area of Route 30 (Plainfield Road) and Frederick Street for a report of a head-on traffic crash with injuries. The crash may have been precipitated by a traffic incident between a 20-year old Plainfield male driver and an off-duty Will County Sheriff’s Deputy. WJOL has learned that the off-duty cop may been chasing the driver. Following this pursuit, the driver from Plainfield lost control and entered the eastbound lanes of Route 30 and struck a sport utility vehicle that was eastbound Route 30 driven by a 40-year-old male New Lenox resident.

Charges could potentially be filed against the off-duty deputy or the Plainfield man.

Four adults and two children ages 8 and 14 were sent to the hospital.