2-car crash claims life of Momence man

September 24, 2018

GRANT PARK — John Martin, of Momence, died in a two-car crash one-quarter mile west of the intersection of East 7000N Road and North 9000E Road on Sunday.

The driver of the other vehicle, Richard A. Colman, 23, of Grant Park, was flown to a Chicago area hospital in serious condition, according to Kankakee County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Ken McCabe.

The 48-year-old Martin was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:15 p.m., according to Kankakee County Coroner Bob Gessner. A autopsy was performed today.

The crash occurred at 1:06 p.m. about three miles west of Grant Park.

Martin was eastbound on 7000N while the driver of the other vehicle was westbound on 7000N, Gessner said.

The crash remains under investigation by Kankakee County Sheriff’s police, the coroner’s office and Illinois State Police reconstruction unit.

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