Digital Access

Digital Access
Access morrisherald-news.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Mail Delivery

Mail Delivery
We’ve got you covered! Get the best in local news, sports, community events, with focus on what’s coming up for the weekend. Weekly packages.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, weather, and more.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
Have our latest news, sports and obituaries emailed directly to you Monday through Friday so you can keep up with what's happening in Morris and Grundy County.
State

Plainfield man killed in Romeoville crash

(MCT) — An 85-year-old Plainfield man died after the car he was driving struck a pole in Romeoville on Feb. 11, authorities said.

Henry R. Kutchins was turning a blue Ford Thunderbird from southbound Weber Road onto eastbound Grand Boulevard about 11:40 a.m. when the car went off the road and hit a traffic light pole at the southeast corner of the intersection, Romeoville Deputy Police Chief Steve Lucchesi said.

Kutchins was the only person in the car, and no pedestrians were injured, Lucchesi said.

Kutchins was taken by ambulance to Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:15 p.m., authorities said.

The final cause and manner of death will be determined after police reports, autopsy reports and toxicology tests are completed, according to the Will County coroner's office.

Police are investigating the cause of the crash. They are looking into the possibility that a medical condition might have been a factor, Lucchesi said.

Loading more