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Peotone man dies in crash near Wilmington

March 7, 2018 GMT

WILMINGTON — Emery Pearson, of Peotone, died from injuries he sustained when the car he was driving crashed at the intersection of Illinois Route 53 and South 216th Street on March 3.

According to a release from Wilmington police, the 23-year-old Pearson was ejected from the vehicle after it left the road and rolled over.

Pearson was airlifted to Presence St. Joseph Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.

Passenger 27-year-old Luis E. F. LeFevers, of Wilmington, also was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

The initial investigation revealed speed as a possible factor.


The Will County Sheriff’s Department is doing an accident reconstruction.