Man suffering from hypothermia after leaving scene of accident near Dwight, in cold for six hours


Share post:

DWIGHT – A man is recovering this week after being out in the cold for nearly six hours, found in a snowbank suffering from hypothermia early Saturday morning.

Over ten emergency crews, including local Sheriffs Department officers worked to find a man who had gone missing after an accident in rural Dwight around 2 am Saturday near Verona Road and 3300 N. Road.

When Emergency personnel arrived on the scene, the driver was gone in below-freezing conditions mixed with dense fog. Crews found the man through the aid of multiple resources, including a drone provided by the Pontiac Police Department, outside of the closed Dwight Correctional Center nearly six hours later just before 9 am.

No information has been provided on why the man left the scene of the accident, or what caused it.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related articles

Bourbonnais to hold 2nd Annual Holiday Tree Lighting event with students

BOURBONNAIS - A new tradition will continue Thursday, December 1st with the second annual “Rockin’ Around the Tree Lighting”...

Manteno to Coloring Contest to “flip the switch” for Holiday Lights due November 28th 

MANTENO - Residents in Manteno will have a rare opportunity to turn on Christmas lights in Manteno December 3rd...

Secret food pantry in Bourbonnais shifts locations for coming months, beginning Wednesday 

BOURBONNAIS - The popular pop-up Secret Food Pantry will be shifting locations for the next few months, beginning tomorrow. Bourbonnais...

Volunteer Signups for 2023 BMW Championship PGA Tour event at Olympia Fields underway 

GLENVIEW - Volunteer signups are now underway for the BMW Championship next August at Olympia Fields Country Club in...