According to ABC7 Chicago, 29 year old Lindsey Schmidt and her young song, Kaleb, died early Monday morning in a car crash in Beecher in Will County. Kaleb’s age is identified in the article as either one or two.
Schmidt’s two other sons, age 4 and 7, were also seriously injured in the crash and are now reported as in critical condition at University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital.
Police at first said the dead youngster was three, but he he is now reported as 21 months.
Authorities say that at 8:30AM, Schmidt’s northbound Subaru was at the intersection of Yates Avenue and Corning Road in unincorporated Beecher when it collided with an eastbound pickup truck traveling on Corning Road. Police say the northbound direction on Yates Avenue does not have a stop sign.
The Will County Sheriff’s Department states the driver of the pickup, a 25 year old Manteo man, entered the intersection, striking Schmidt’s vehicle.
The Manteno man told authorities that he was unfamiliar with the area and contends he was not speeding.
The accident investigation is continuing.
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