Joliet man dies in crash off I-55 in southwest suburbs

(PLAINFIELD) A Joliet man died after his vehicle fell into a ditch Sunday night in the southwest suburbs.

Steve R. McMullan, 34, was driving southbound on Interstate 55 when his vehicle left the roadway and struck multiple trees, the Will County coroner’s office said. The vehicle then came to a rest in a ditch off Frontage Road.

McMullan was pronounced dead at 8:30 p.m. at the scene of the crash, the coroner’s office said.

An autopsy performed Monday found McMullan died of injuries from the crash. A final cause of death was pending more studies, including a toxicology report.

Illinois State Police could not immediately comment on the crash.

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