Serious Crash Closes Portion of Plainfield Road

Kori Hood (47, Joliet) was arrested, processed, and released  on a Notice to Appear for DUI-Drugs and Reckless Driving.  

On April 14, 2024, at 12:22 a.m., Officers responded to the area of Plainfield Road and  Massachusetts Avenue for a multi vehicle crash with injuries.  

A preliminary investigation of the crash determined the following: It is believed that Hood was  driving a Nissan Rogue northbound on Plainfield Road from Massachusetts Avenue in the inside  lane at a high rate of speed. The Nissan Rogue then swerved into the southbound lanes of Plainfield Road, striking the driver’s side of a Toyota Rav4 driven by a female (38, Joliet) that was southbound on Plainfield Road. Following this collision, it is believed the Nissan Rogue then struck the driver’s side of a Volkswagen Jetta driven by a male (58, Joliet), that was southbound on Plainfield Road. As a result of this collision, the Volkswagen ended up over the curb and into a grass area on the west side of Plainfield Road. The Nissan Rogue then struck the rear of a Nissan Sentra driven by a male (26, Bolingbrook) that was northbound on Plainfield Road, causing the Sentra to lose control and strike a fence on the east side of Plainfield Road. Following this collision, Hood’s vehicle then flipped over to its final resting location in the roadway.  

Hood was transported to Ascension St Joseph Medical by the Joliet Fire Department with a leg injury. The female driver of the Toyota was also transported to the hospital with minor injuries.  The occupants of the Volkswagen and Nissan were uninjured.  

At the hospital, Officers developed information that Hood may be impaired by an unknown substance. Hood performed sobriety tests and he was placed into custody and processed at the hospital. Hood was also cited for Improper Lane Usage and Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident and the vehicle was towed from the scene. 

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A serious crash closed down a portion of Plainfield Road on Joliet’s west side earlier this morning. Sources to WJOL say the crash happened around 1am, closing a stretch from Massachusetts to Wyoming. No word yet on any injuries, but according to the source, the crash involved three cars, with one rolling over, and another going through a fence.

Joliet Police have said five people were involved in the crash, with one being charged with a DUI. Further details into the crash are not available.

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