Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Cliffton T. Williams was having a fight with the victim, whom he shot three times as she tried to get into her car to leave, Joliet police Cmdr. Brian Benton said.
UPDATE/12:25 p.m. A domestic dispute turned deadly early Christmas morning when a Joliet man shot a woman three times before turning the gun on himself, Joliet police Cmdr. Brian Benton said. Police responded to several 911 calls that started coming in shortly after 2 a.m. about a fight and gun shots on Spruce Slip Avenue, near Chicago Street and 4th Avenue, Benton said. They arrived to find Cliffton T. Williams, 23, lying dead in the street and a woman who was either his present or ex-girlfriend shot three times, Benton said. According to reports, the pair were having a verbal argument inside Williams' home at 8 Spruce Slip Ave. with the woman, identified as a 22-year-old Joliet resident. When she decided to leave, Williams followed after…
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The president of a Minnesota aviation service business was in the plane that crashed in a Wilton Center field.
The man killed in the Tuesday afternoon plane crash in a Wilton Center field was the president of a Minnesota aviation service business. Larry Diffley, 74, was the sole occupant of the multi-engine Beech 58 that went down shortly after 2:30 p.m. Diffley operated Bemidji Aviation Services in Bemidji, MN. According to the company's website, Diffley and another man took over the business "with three employees, their own Cessna 150 and the three 150's already in place at Bemidji Aviation" in 1970. Diffley is listed as the company's president. Employees of Bemidji Aviation Services declined to give their names or much information about the crash Tuesday evening. One said, "We are aware of the crash and we're working with the (National …
Saturday, September 8, 2012
A 22-year-old Manhattan man was killed in a fiery blaze Aug. 25 in Frankfort Township. The driver of the car, New Lenox resident Kevin Krohn, was charged Thursday with an aggravated DUI.
A 22-year-old New Lenox man has been charged with felony aggravated DUI in connection with a fatal accident Aug. 25 that resulted in the death of Jake Stevens of Manhattan. Kevin Krohn, of the 100 block of North Cooper Street, was booked into Will County Jail on Thursday following an investigation of the accident. A Will County Sheriff's Police investigation alleges that about 3:45 a.m. Krohn was drinking and driving on Steger Road at 104th Avenue in Frankfort Township when he lost control of the vehicle. Stevens, 22, was passenger in the car; he died as a result of burns. Sheriff's police said the vehicle went off the road, hit an obstruction and minutes later it burst into flames. Krohn reportedly injured his leg in the accident; however…
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Manhattan resident Jake Stevens, 22, died in a Frankfort Township car accident. New Lenox man Kevin Krohn was driving the vehicle, and police suspect alcohol was involved in the crash.
Police believe alcohol was a factor in the fatal car accident that killed a Manhattan man Saturday while the driver, a New Lenox man, escaped. The accident occurred about 3:45 a.m. Aug. 25 in Frankfort Township. The passenger, 22-year-old Jake Stevens of Manhattan, died as a result of burns. Stevens was a passenger in a car driven by Kevin Krohn, 22, of New Lenox, when the vehicle went off the road and hit an obstruction. The car burst into flames, said Kathy Hoffmeyer, Will County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman. Get Patch breaking news alerts to your email. Stevens' identity wasn't determined immediately, Hoffmeyer said. The Will County Coroner's Office identified Stevens through his dental records. According to police, Krohn, who …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The Will County Sheriff's Department is investigating the accident.
A New Lenox Township man died Saturday near Wilmington after his car went off the road and hit a ditch. Robert A. Tyssen, Sr., 59, died at about 1:10 p.m. Aug. 27 on Kavanaugh Road about one-half mile south of Lorenzo road near Wilmington. According to Will County Coroner Patrick O'Neil, Tyssen's vehicle went off the road and entered a ditch. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The Will County Sheriff's Department is investigating the incident, which was discovered by a passing motorist who spotted the car in the ditch. When sheriff's police arrived, they discovered that Tyssen's SUV had traveled between 18 and 20 feet off the road and came to a stop in a ditch. Sheriff's department spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer said police found the key…
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Will County Coroner's Office finally rules on the cause of death of the Oswego woman found dead in late July at the romantic getaway hotel. Police say no foul play.
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Thursday, September 29, 2011
Drowning was the cause of death of an Oswego woman found dead in late July in her pool suite at Frankfort's Sybaris hotel, said the chief deputy coroner for Will County. Frankfort police are not considering it a suspicious death. READ: Police Find Oswego Woman Dead at Sybaris Significant amounts of alcohol and the prescription anti-anxiety medication Xanax also were found in the system of Suzette A. O'Donnell, 53, said chief deputy coroner Bob Brenczewski. Police responded to an emergency call from O'Donnell's husband at around 9 a.m. July 29 at the romantic getaway hotel, 7500 W. Lincoln Hwy., according to police reports. Her husband had found O'Donnell unconscious in the pool area of their room. An initial autopsy was inconclusive as to…