Man killed in single-vehicle crash on I-55 near Wilmington

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A man was killed in a single-vehicle crash Sunday night on I-55 near southwest suburban Wilmington.

Anthony Halko, 28, was speeding in his Nissan Sentra on the ramp from I-55 southbound to North River Road when he failed to stop at the stop sign at the top of the ramp, according to Illinois State Police.

The car continued across North River Road and struck a concrete barrier head-on, police said.

Halko, who lived in Wilmington, was taken to Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, where he was pronounced dead at 10:20 p.m., the coroner’s office said. Preliminary autopsy results Monday revealed he died of multiple injuries he suffered in the crash.

He was the only person in the car and no other injuries were reported, police said.

The cause of the crash was under investigation.

A GoFundMe page set up to help with Halko’s funeral expenses has raised more than $300 toward a $4,500 goal as of early Tuesday.

“He leaves behind a 4-year-old little girl who counted him for most everything,” the page said. “She was Daddy’s Princess and she will be lost without him.”

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