There were no injuries reported in a residential fire on South 4th Avenue in Kankakee Monday night. A neighbor alerted emergency responders to the 800-block about 10:15 pm. Kankakee Fire Chief Damon Schuldt said crews found fire showing from a 2nd floor window. There was significant damage to the 2nd floor. No damage estimate was available. Chief Schuldt reported the fire appears to have been accidental.
Officials in Carroll County say two adults and a pet dog were killed in a house fire Monday evening. The blaze broke out around 9 pm on State Road 29 in Bringhurst, IN. A woman, man and a do9g were pronounced dead at the scene. The cause was under investigation.
Several people stopped at the scene to help, finding the unconscious woman inside the house. She was pronounced dead. After the fire was under control, firefighters found the adult male dead inside.
One person is dead following a five-vehicle crash in Fountain County, IN. It happened around 6 p.m. Monday evening on State Road 28. Police said the crash started when a westbound driver in an SUV was waiting to turn left into a driveway. That's when a car rear-ended the stopped SUV. A third driver swerved from the westbound lane to the eastbound lane in an attempt to avoid the wreck and hit a pickup pulling a trailer head-on. Another eastbound driver was unable to stop in time, hitting the trailer. Four people were taken to an area hospital. One of the people involved in the crash later died.
Two teenage brothers from Carmel, IN were among the three people killed in a plane crash near an Indiana airstrip at Kokomo Sunday. 17-year-old Liam Patrick Kelly and 15-year-old Reece David Kelly died in the crash. The pilot, 63-year-old Jerral Alan Long of Kokomo, was also killed. Howard County Sheriff's Police reported a third teenager, 17-year-old Cameron Wagler of Greentown, was hospitalized in stable condition.
The investigation shows the Piper PA-32 craft was approaching the Glenndale Airport southwest of Kokomo for a routine landing when it struck a utility pole. The plane nose-dived into a cornfield, where it caught fire. Police reported the three teenagers belonged to a club called the “Flying Squirrels” and were flying before a charity event at the airstrip.
Hoopeston Police and the Vermilion County Coroner's Office are investigating a fatal pedestrian vs train accident. Coroner Jane McFadden says a Hoopeston woman was killed. She was identified as 49-year-old Jodi L. Tyszko. It was Monday morning, around 5:30, when the accident happended at the railroad crossing on East Lincoln Street in Hoopeston.