Driver cited in armored truck crash had suspended license
HOMER GLEN — A Chicago Heights man who was driving an armored truck when it hit a car last week was driving on a suspended license, police said.
Jessie J. Cummings, 23, of 364 W. 17th St., was arrested on charges of driving with a suspended license, improper left turn and failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
Will County Sheriff’s deputies were called to 159th Street west of Will-Cook Road at 9:42 a.m. on Oct. 2, according to reports. A 25-year-old Montgomery man had been driving a white Ford Mustang on the median to reach the left-turn lane when the passenger side was hit by a red 1995 International Armored Truck. Cummings said he had been turning out of a gas station in the armored truck when the driver of another truck stopped at the light signalled for him to go ahead, according to reports.
Cummings and the Mustang driver both told deputies they were unable to see each other before the crash because of the truck between them, reports said. No one was injured.
A Dunbar supervisor arrived to take the gun Cummings had been carrying from deputies, reports said.
Cummings later posted bond and was released.
Dunbar representatives did not immediately return a message seeking information about Cummings’ employment status.