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Watseka man killed in Iroquois County collision

                                          17-year-old charged with DUI

A 59-year-old Watseka man was killed, his six-year-old passenger seriously injured, and a17-year-old facing a DUI charge --- after a two-vehicle collision in rural Crescent City last (Wed) evening.

David Senesac was pronounced dead at the scene. His six-year-old backseat passenger was airlifted to Carle Hospital in Urbana.

The 17-year-old male driver from Watseka, who police said disobeyed a stop sign, and his two passengers were treated for minor injuries at IMH in Watseka. The 17-year-old driver is also facing a charge of DUI.

Iroquois County Sheriff's Police are investigating the crash.

Police reported Senesac was eastbound on 1900 N when the un-identified 17-year-old driver's southbound vehicle disobeyed a stop sign. Senesac's vehicle was hit in the driver's side, the rolled several times in a field. Sensac was ejected.

Emergency personnel responding included Crescent-Iroquois Fire and Ambulance, Martinton EMS, and IMH and Riverside EMS.

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Boy dies after bike, car accident in Livingston County

A 7-year-old boy has died as a result of injuries suffered in an accident while riding his bike last weekend in the small town of Rowe, about 5 miles north of Pontiac.

Blake Kenneth Seifers was bicycling just past 4 pm Saturday in the 2100 block of East North Road when he was struck by a car. Livingston County Sheriff Al Lindsey reported the boy was taken to OSF Saint James-John W. Albrecht Medical Center in Pontiac and then flown to Children's Hospital of Illinois in Peoria.

He died of multiple injuries at about 11 am Monday. The Peoria County Coroner's Office was involved in the investigation.

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Fatal fire at Iroquois County campground

CRESCENT CITY -- An early-morning fire today (Wed) at the Spring Creek Campground, northwest of Crescent City, left a 60-year-old man dead.

Kenneth Sailer was pronounced dead at the scene AT 5:50 am by Coroner Bill Cheatum. The victim's body was discovered after the Crescent-Iroquois Fire department put the flames out.

Fire Chief Scott Schroeder said firemen arrived to find the trailer-home engulfed in flames. Fire and ambulance personnel were dispatched to 111 Black Oak Lane at about 4:30 am. Chief Schroeder said the fire's cause was under investigation.

The State Fire Marshall was at the scene. An autopsy was scheduled.

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Momence mother & son missing since last week

The public is being asked to help locate a missing Momence woman and her 12-year-old son, missing since July 9th.

Fifty-three year-old Francine Cooks-Mason and her son, Gregory, are the subjects of a missing report. They haven't been seen or heard from for over a week.

The Kankakee County Sheriff's department does not have any updates. Anyone with information can call 815-802-7100.

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Kankakee man missing since July 18th

Forty-two-year-old Michael L. Junior of Kankakee has been missing since last Friday. A missing person report issued by Kankakee Police Tuesday states Junior was last in the 1900 block of East Chestnut Street.

Junior is described as 6 feet tall, black and weighs about 225 pounds. He was wearing black jeans, a blue T-shirt and gray flannel shirt when he went missing.

Anyone with information is being asked to call 911 or the department's non-emergency number, 815-933-0400.

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