Lawrence R. Henitz, of Bourbonnais, died as a result of injuries he sustained in a two-vehicle, head-on crash on U.S. Route 45/52 at 7500N Road Tuesday.
The crash occurred at 6:06 a.m., according to Illinois State Police District 21.
A 22-year-old Joliet man was traveling southbound on Route 45/52 at 7500N Road, according to state police.
The 59-year-old Henitz was traveling northbound at the same location attempting to pass another vehicle and struck the southbound vehicle head on.
Henitz was pronounced dead at the scene by the Kankakee County Coroner’s office.
The driver of the other vehicle was taken to a local hospital with injuries.
It was foggy at the time of the crash, and visibility was about one-10th of a mile, according to state police.