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Truck Driver Charged In I-55 Crash That Killed 4

Child Killed, Three People Hurt in I-55 DUI Crash: State Police

29-year-old Romeoville man in custody on aggravated DUI charge.

A 4-year-old was killed and his two young siblings were injured in what police are calling a possible DUI crash on I-55 near Bolingbrook. Credit: Todd Sherman/Network Video Productions
A 4-year-old was killed and his two young siblings were injured in what police are calling a possible DUI crash on I-55 near Bolingbrook. Credit: Todd Sherman/Network Video Productions
Updated at 12:30 p.m. May 4:

A 4-year-old boy is dead and three people, including two other children, were hurt in a one-vehicle rollover on southbound I-55 early Sunday near Bolingbrook, Illinois State Police said.

The boy, identified by the Will County Coroner's office as Taylor Dyer of Romeoville, was pronounced dead after being ejected from the vehicle during the crash, which occurred near mile marker 269 at around 2:03 a.m. 

Illinois State Police Sgt. Scott Angus said four people were in a 2012 Dodge Journey when it struck the center median and rolled over.

The driver of a semi-trailer witnessed the crash and pulled over to provide assistance, but the semi was not involved in the crash, Angus said.

The driver of the Dodge, a 29-year-old Romeoville man, is in custody at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital on a charge of aggravated DUI, Angus said.

Two other children, who were in the back seat of the vehicle, are hospitalized for critical but non-life-threatening injuries, police said.


Update: Man Charged with DUI in Crash That Killed 4-Year-Old

Cindy Hummrich May 06, 2014 at 11:02 AM
Just curious, Jason, why the bicycle?
Cindy Hummrich May 06, 2014 at 11:03 AM
I do agree about the phones.
K L May 06, 2014 at 12:32 PM
Sorry, but while I agree that distracted driving is also a problem, there's still a mountain of difference between some clueless being irresponsible and checking their phone while driving vs. A FATHER OF THREE DRIVING DRUNK AT 2AM WITH 3 VERY YOUNG KIDS IN THE CAR IMPROPERLY RESTRAINED. That's a whole other level of irresponsibility. And I'm sorry, there is no valid excuse in the world for this. Even if I were to forgive his bad decision to be driving, you can't really forgive the negligence of both having kids improperly restrained in the car and doing so at 2 in the morning. I wouldn't even do that if I were sober and driving down the block, let alone driving down the highway at 60mph.
Jason Wydra May 07, 2014 at 12:52 PM
Cindy. It's called exercise.

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