Will County Coroner Identifies Victim of I-55 Tragedy 


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WILMINGTON, IL — The Will County Coroner’s Office, led by Coroner Laurie H. Summers, has officially identified the victim. Louis V. Savoia, a 52-year-old man from Wilmington, was pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident, which occurred on Northbound I55 at Lorenzo Road in Wilmington Township.

The incident, resulting in the tragic loss of Mr. Savoia, took place on Saturday, January 13th, 2024. An autopsy was performed on the same day to determine the precise cause of death. The Illinois State Police is currently leading the investigation into the incident, with the final cause and manner of death pending the completion of autopsy, police, and toxicological reports.

The accident, which involved a semi-truck and multiple cars, led to the closure of the northbound lanes of I-55, causing significant traffic disruptions. As the investigation continues, authorities are piecing together the circumstances that led to this fatal crash. The Will County Coroner’s Office and the Illinois State Police are expected to provide further updates once all reports are finalized.


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