Grundy County Appeal: Seeking Justice for Good Samaritan Mother Killed in I-55 Hit-and-Run


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Grundy County, IL – A devastating hit-and-run accident on Interstate 55 near Braceville has resulted in the death of a young mother, sparking a plea for public assistance from the Illinois State Police. 

According to police reports on the evening of January 1, 2024, Destiny Dixon, a 23-year-old from Galesburg, IL, was fatally injured while selflessly aiding the victim of a prior crash.

The incident unfolded at approximately 7:30 p.m., when Dixon, a mother of two, stopped to help the driver of an overturned vehicle on I-55’s northbound lanes. A passing motorist, driving at a high rate of speed, collided with Dixon and another individual before fleeing the scene. The suspect’s vehicle, a dark grey 2010-2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor, suffered significant damage.

Illinois State Police are urging anyone with information to come forward, offering a $1,000 reward for details leading to an arrest. Contact Sergeant Cary Morin at 779-243-4770 or reach out to Grundy County Crime Stoppers at 815-942-6645 to help bring justice for Destiny Dixon and her family.


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