Lockport teen killed in weekend car crash
By Brian Stanley firstname.lastname@example.org December 16, 2012 2:37PM
Updated: December 16, 2012 11:53PM
LOCKPORT - A 16-year-old Lockport Township High School student was killed in a traffic crash Saturday afternoon.
Jacalyn Rudd, a junior and member of the school’s pom team, was driving a black 1998 BMW east on 167th Street at about 4:15 p.m. when she approached Cedar Road, Police Chief Dave Draksler said. At the intersection Rudd’s car collided with a southbound 2000 Ford F-250 driven by a 49-year-old Mokena man.
According to reports, Rudd was extracted from her vehicle by Homer Township Fire Protection District personnel and transported to Silver Cross Hospital where she was pronounced dead. The driver of the pickup was not injured and neither vehicle had passengers.
“There is no indication that alcohol was a factor in the crash,” Draksler said.
The accident closed the intersection until 9 p.m. as investigators worked the scene.
Draksler said further details and statements from witnesses are being withheld pending further investigation. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday morning.