Joliet man dies in crash off I-55 in southwest suburbs

A Joliet man died after his vehicle rolled into a ditch Sunday night in the southwest suburbs.

Steve R. McMullan, 34, was driving a 2011 Honda Accord southbound on Interstate 55 near Route 126 when his car left the roadway and struck multiple trees at 7:49 p.m., according to Illinois State Police and the Will County coroner’s office.

The car struck the guardrail, rolled through a ditch and crossed Frontage Road before coming to rest upright, police said.

McMullan, of Joliet, was pronounced dead at the scene, the coroner’s office said. No one else was hurt.

An autopsy performed Monday found McMullan died of injuries from the crash. A final cause of death was pending more studies, including a toxicology report.

Illinois State Police are investigating.

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