Wilmington Woman Killed in Fatal Kankakee County Rollover Crash 


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Kankakee County, IL – A single-car rollover crash early Sunday morning in Kankakee County resulted in the death of a local woman. 

Callie Amber Smith Tatroe, 29, formerly of Wilmington, was the victim of the accident that occurred on Route 17 near 2800 W Road in Limestone. According to Kankakee County Coroner’s reports, the crash took place around 3:45 AM, with Smith’s vehicle crossing the center line and rolling over in the eastbound ditch. Kankakee Sheriff’s Deputies and emergency personnel responded to the scene, where it was determined that Smith was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. She was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Friends and family remember Smith for her enthusiasm and dedication, both in her academic pursuits at St. Francis University in Joliet and as a cheerleader.

The community will have an opportunity to pay their respects during a visitation at Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral services are scheduled for the following morning, November 16, at St Rose Catholic Church in Wilmington.


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