New Parolee Killed in Hit and Run Accident

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On June 8, 2024, at 4:05 p.m., The Joliet Police received a call of a hit and run accident and a male subject (51, New Lenox) lying on the ground at the intersection of Washington St. and Ottawa St.

The Joliet Police were called about a hit and run accident at Washington St. and Ottawa St.

Information gathered from witnesses indicates the victim was hit and run over by a semi tractor and trailer. The semi-truck kept traveling southbound Ottawa St. after the accident.

Once police arrived on the scene, it was determined, due to the injuries, that the victim was deceased.

Police learned that the victim was just released from the Will County Adult Detention Facility. A search for the semi-truck is being conducted at this time. The area of Washington St. and Ottawa
St. will remain closed for several more hours. We ask drivers to avoid this area until the police complete processing the scene.

Will County Coroner Laurie Summers later identified the victim as Brian T. Stotts, 51, of New Lenox, who was pronounced deceased at 6:03 p.m. on Saturday June 8th, 2024. An Autopsy was performed on Sunday June 9th, 2024. Final cause and manner will be determined following Autopsy, Police and Toxicological reports.

This crash remains under active investigation. The Joliet Police Department Traffic Unit is
asking anyone that may have witnessed this accident or with information to please call the Joliet
Police Department Traffic Unit at (815) 724-3100.

Disclaimer: This case summary shall not be used as an official Joliet Police Department report or for court purposes.

During the time of this news release, the case is still ongoing and being investigated. For further detail please refer to the completed Official Joliet Police Report.


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