Man Dead in Renwick Road Crash

Three other people were treated for injuries and released from St. Joe's in Joliet.


A 67-year-old Oak Forest man died in a three-vehicle crash Wednesday morning on Renwick Road, according to the Will County Coroner's Office. 

Cmdr. Ken Kroll said a white Kia Rio heading east on Renwick just west of Rankin crossed into the westbound lanes, where it struck a white Ford Pace bus. After the initial collision, the Kia struck a blue Ford Fusion that was also heading east, Kroll said.

The driver of the Kia was taken to Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet and pronounced dead, police said. As of Wednesday evening, the man's identity had not yet been released, pending notification of his family.

Police said three people — a 44-year-old Plainfield man, a 57-year-old from Pembroke Township man and a 64-year-old Romeoville woman — were taken to St. Joe's, where they were treated and released.

According to Patrick Wilmot, a spokesman for Pace, the driver of the Dial-A-Ride minibus and one passenger were among the injured.

Romeoville police are investigating the crash.

Update, 1:10 p.m.

A spokesman for Pace said a bus driver and passenger were taken to area hospitals following a crash Wednesday morning on Renwick Road.

Spokesman Patrick Wilmot said a minibus, rather than a full-sized bus, was carrying one passenger as part of the Central Will County Dial-A-Ride program when the crash occurred.

Based on preliminary reports, "It appears our vehicle was hit head-on, possibly by a vehicle that was passing another vehicle and crossed the center line," Wilmot said.

Romeoville police have yet to release information on the crash. Check back with Patch for updates.

Original story:

Romeoville police have a section of Renwick Road blocked off between Weber and Gaylord roads Wednesday morning following a reported crash between a Pace bus and a car, according to WJOL.

Police remained on the scene of the crash at about 11:45 a.m.; a rep for the police department said more information on the crash should be released this afternoon.

According to WJOL, the crash happened at Renwick and Rankin; one peson was reportedly pinned inside the vehicle.

Check back with Patch for updates on the crash.
Tanya Tatera February 12, 2014 at 04:46 PM
I'm sorry for everyone that was involved in this accident and the loss of a life. This road is under construction and people need to just take caution and not pass in construction zones as it's difficult to with the way the roads are windy or curved in this matter.


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