An 85-year-old Plainfield man was killed Monday when his car struck a pole at Weber Road and Grand Boulevard in Romeoville, the Will County Coroner's Office said.
Henry R. Kutchins was pronounced dead at about 12:15 p.m. at Adventist Bolingrook Hospital, according to a news release from the coroner's office.
Kutchins was attempting to make a left-hand turn from southbound Weber onto Grand when the 11:40 a.m. accident occurred, Romeoville Assistant Police Chief Steve Lucchesi said. He did not complete the turn, instead veering off the road and driving his blue Ford Thunderbird into a light pole, Lucchesi said.
The accident is under investigation, and police are exploring whether an "underlying medical condition" could have caused Kutchins to lose control of his vehicle, Lucchesi said.
An autopsy will be conducted Tuesday, the release said. Modell Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.