Illinois 251 Hit-and-Run: State Police Seek Public’s Assistance in May 10th Fatal Crash


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La Salle, IL – Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation Zone 1 is requesting the public’s assistance in the investigation surrounding the death of 25-year-old Jerome Johnson of Ottawa, IL.

According to ISP, on Friday, May 10, at approximately 2:32 a.m., officers responded to a fatal hit-and-run traffic crash on Illinois 251, about ¼ mile south of North 36th Road in LaSalle County. Johnson had been involved in an earlier traffic crash and had exited his vehicle, walking onto Illinois 251 when he was struck by a passing motorist who continued northbound without stopping. Johnson was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact ISP Investigations at 815-224-1171 Ext. 139.


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