Coroner Identified Person killed in Friday night traffic crash in Joliet

The office of Will County Coroner, Laurie Summers on 04/15/2023 at 1:30 p.m. reporting the death of Tyler Gallo, a 20 year-old male resident of Willow Springs, IL. On 04/14/2023 Mr. Gallo was involved in a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Frontage Rd and Pandola Ave in Joliet, IL. Tyler Gallo was transported to Ascension Saint Joseph Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased. An autopsy was completed on 04/15/2023 that indicated multiple blunt force injuries due to the motor vehicle accident. The Joliet Police Department is investigating the incident. The final cause of death will be determined at a later date pending police, autopsy and toxicological reports.

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A motorcyclist was killed on Friday night after an accident in Joliet. It was at 11:11 PM that Joliet Police responded to the area of Northeast Frontage Road and Pandola Avenue for a crash with injuries involving a motorcycle. 

A preliminary investigation has determined that a 20-year-old male was driving a Suzuki motorcycle northbound on Northeast Frontage Road approaching Pandola Avenue. At which time the motorcycle struck the passenger side of a Ford Edge driven by a 69-year-old male. 

The motorcyclist was thrown from the bike following the collision. The rider was transported to Ascension St Joseph Medical Center by the Joliet Fire Department where he was later pronounced deceased. 

Two female passengers of the Ford Edge were transported to Ascension St Joseph Medical Center by the Joliet Fire Department, and one of the two female passengers sustained life-threatening injuries. 

The driver of the Ford Edge and an additional male passenger were uninjured. The roadway was closed for numerous hours while the crash scene was reconstructed.

This crash remains under investigation by the Joliet Police Department Traffic Unit.