Wilmington teen crash investigation continues; drugs, alcohol ruled out
Will County officials report none of the four Wilmington teens who died earlier this month in a car crash had any trace of drugs or alcohol in their system.
The Sheriff’s office and the Coroner’s office are working with the Illinois State police to re-create the accident.It was March 11 when the car the teens were in crashed thru a guardrail and ran into an icy creek near Wilmington.
The Will County Coroner's office has already ruled all four deaths a drowning. The victims were 15-year-old Cody Carter, 14-year-old Matthew Bailey, 15-year-old Micalah Sembach, and 17-year-old Cheyenne Fender.All were from Wilmington and pronounced dead at the scene.They were found the following day.
The vehicle landed in Forked Creek along Ballou Road, just west of Warner Bridge Road. 94.1 FM, WGFA
Energy Assistance Still Available thru Community Action Agency
The East Central Illinois Community Action Agency still has help available for eligible citizens needing help paying power bills. The Agency says whether you heat with electricity, gas, oil or propane there is still some energy assistance funds available for low-income residents who qualify.
Contact the Gilman office at 210 N. Central Street in Gilman or call 815-265-4685.
Help is also available at the Danville office … 56 N. Vermilion Street or call 217-443-2705.
In order to serve customers in a timely manner, however, all customers must have the following information available:
Proof of income for all household members for the past 30 days;
A copy of their most recent energy bill;
Social Security cards/or print out for all household members; and
Hazardous Driving Conditions Following Winter Storm
Many of the roads in Iroquois County and across East-Central Illinois still pose slick and hazardous conditions, despite snow plows having been busy overnight.The National Weather Service (NWS) reports snowfall amounts range from about five-inches to nine inches; some isolated patches total 9-10 inches.
Several routes are still snow-packed and hazardous this morning (Mon 3/25). Light snow was continuing to fall across the area this morning, but the Winter Storm Warning ended at 7 a.m. in Illinois.
The NWS reports visibility may still be a problem in some rural areas during the afternoon.
State, County, Township and Municipal plows are busy this morning.Some school districts have cancelled classes today.
The warning aas been extended until noon for Central and West-Central Indiana.
Ashkum, IL- Illinois State Police District 21 covering Kankakee, Iroquois, and Ford Counties are urging drivers to travel for emergencies only.
The Illinois State Police District 21 is currently under winter weather advisory.As the storm continues to pass through the area, the roadways have become hazardous.Many roads are snow covered and slippery.The combination of snow and winds will cause roadways to become icy and dangerous to drive on.Troopers are currently handling a number of vehicles in the ditch.
Please contact your nearest police department if your vehicle becomes disabled or involved in a crash. If you must travel make sure someone is aware of your travel route,slow down, and buckle up.Motorists need to keep updated on the latest weather forecast.Motorist can check current travel conditions by calling 1-800-452-IDOT (4368), or online at www.gettingaroundillinois.com and click on the “Winter Road Conditions” icon.
WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT MONDAY.
* TIMING.SNOW.RATHER HEAVY AT TIMES.WILL TAPER OFF TO LIGHTSNOW & FLURRIES OVERNIGHT.
* SNOW ACCUMULATION.STORM TOTALS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES.HEAVIESTTOTALS SOUTH OF U.S. HIGHWAY 24.
* WINDS.NORTHEAST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL HIGHERGUSTS. THESE STRONG WINDS WILL RESULT IN BLOWING & DRIFTINGSNOW.ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.
* OTHER IMPACTS.THE SNOW WILL ALSO BE WET & HEAVY. & FORTHOSE WITH HEALTH CONCERNS THIS SNOW TYPE COULD BE DANGEROUS TOSHOVEL.
A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL LIKELY MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS IN PLACES. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL.KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT. FOOD.& WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.
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