Blotter: Man Abandons Flaming Car at Metra Tracks

Will County Sheriff's Department reports, July 24-31.


Car Fire Along Metra Tracks

Adrian Irvin, 23, of the 900 block of Lake Road in New Lenox, was ticketed in the aftermath of a one-car accident about 3 a.m. near the Metra Railroad tracks at Cedar and Delaney roads.

According to a report from sheriff's police, Irvin's car went off the road at the railroad crossing. The vehicle skidded for about 100 feet, striking a mailbox and then ramming a large boulder, about 3x3 feet in diameter. Irvin managed to get out of the car before it caught fire, and he left the scene.

Sheriff's police discovered the accident when they spotted Manhattan firefighters working to put out the totally engulfed vehicle.

Metra officials were notified of the incident and stopped all train traffic until a repair crew arrived to fix the problem. 

After running his plates, police found Irvin at his home, where he was cited for leaving the scene of an accident and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.


Wallet Stolen

Sheriff's police say a complaint was filed by someone in the 12000 block of West Donegal Lane in regard to a vehicle burglary. Police said someone stole a wallet containing $150 and a container valued at $5 from an unlocked vehicle. 

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matt gentry August 11, 2012 at 04:17 PM
My brother found that accident and called it in not the wcso
Mrs. Frankfort August 14, 2012 at 05:18 PM
wonder should they have taken his BAC or the rampant smell of the marijuana?
Tory Fieldstien August 15, 2012 at 07:53 PM
When a car is flaming, it's a good time to abandon it. Maybe check out CarMax.


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