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Man Critically Injured In Single-Car Crash In Joliet

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JOLIET, Ill. (STMW) — Police believe alcohol contributed to a high-speed crash that critically injured a 46-year-old man Sunday in west suburban Joliet.

Cmdr. Al Roechner said around 12:30 a.m. the 2003 Ford Mustang was westbound on Theodore Street when the driver lost control near Caton Ridge Drive, the Herald News is reporting.

“Witnesses said the vehicle was traveling at a very high-rate of speed possibly over 90 miles per hour,” Roechner said.

The Mustang crashed through a field and struck some trees before flipping over and coming to rest in a yard, Roechner said. The driver was ejected and suffered massive head injuries, internal injuries and broken bones, according to reports.

The Joliet man, who was not carrying any passengers, was taken to Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center and later airlifted to Loyola Medical Center near Maywood, Roechner said.

“Our traffic unit is reconstructing the crash and it appears alcohol was involved,” Roechner said Sunday afternoon.

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