Three killed in Kankakee crash identified

SHARE Three killed in Kankakee crash identified
police_lights91_300x18815.jpg

Sun-Times file photo

Three people killed in a single-vehicle crash Monday morning in downstate Kankakee have been identified.

Kankakee County sheriff’s deputies found the crash about 5 a.m. at Route 45 and the I-57 exit ramp, according to a statement from Kankakee police.

The vehicle appeared to have been southbound on Route 45, left the road and struck a traffic light at the southbound exit ramp of I-57, police said. The vehicle continued about 75 feet into a ditch.

The driver, who was ejected from the vehicle, has been identified as 25-year-old Lukas Frye of Milford, according to the Kankakee County coroner’s office. He was dead at the scene.

Two passengers, identified as 56-year-old Randy Gates of Kankakee and 43-year-old Eddie Sarkozi of Iroquois, were also pronounced dead at the scene, according to the coroner’s office. All three of their autopsies were pending further studies.

A third passenger walked away from the wreckage and was taken to a hospital, police said.

The Latest
The World Music Festival, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Music Box of Horrors fest are among the highlights in the week ahead.
James Sajdak, 64, pleaded not guilty during an arraignment Wednesday afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan Cox.
More than 1 million homes and businesses were without electricity, and Florida Power and Light warned those in Ian’s path to brace for days without power.
The latest rankings of Illinois high school football teams in each class, according to an Associated Press panel of sportswriters.
The rare 3% decrease in monthly premiums is likely to be coupled with a historically high cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits — perhaps 9% or 10% — putting hundreds of dollars into the pockets of millions of people.