South suburban man killed in Bourbonnais crash

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(BOURBONNAIS) A south suburban man died after a New Year’s Day car wreck in Bourbonnais.

Crews responded at 6:07 p.m. to the crash on U.S. Route 50 near East Kankakee 6000N Road, according to Illinois State Police.

Derek J. Bryant Jr., 18, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 9:49 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Bryant lived in the 24500 block of Independence Boulevard in Crete, authorities said.

An autopsy on Saturday found he died of multiple injuries from a vehicle striking a fixed object and his death was ruled an accident.

Further details on the circumstances of the crash weren’t available Saturday.

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