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January 25,2014

The Grundy County Coroner John Callahan’s office is investigating a traffic crash that claimed the life of a Mazon man just before eleven am on Saturday January 25, 2014.

The crash occurred on Rt. 47 north of Mazon.   Preliminary investigation indicates a car driven by Arvid M. Johnson of Mazon was north bound on Rt. 47 when for unknown reason lost control of his vehicle. Mr. Johnson’s vehicle was struck by a southbound vehicle before coming to a rest. Mr. Johnson was transported to Morris Hospital where he was pronounced dead just before eleven.

Coroner Callahan’s office is investigating the traffic crash death along with Grundy County Sheriff’s Department.

January 23, 2014

The Grundy County Coroner’s office is investigating a fatal crash that occurred this morning on I-80, westbound near MM 117.

Preliminary investigation indicates Rafal M. Szczepaniak, 26 of Bridgeview, IL was a passenger in a pickup truck traveling westbound on I 80.  The pickup Mr. Szczepaniak was riding in struck the back of a parked semi-truck.   Coroner Callahan pronounced Mr. Szczepaniak dead at the scene at 0745 hours today’s date.

Callahan’s office is being assisted by the Illinois State Police, Minooka Fire and EMS.