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CISSNA PARK — Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police and the Iroquois County Coroner’s office investigated a fatal crash involving a go-kart and vehicle a mile south and east of Cissna Park on Tuesday.

The operator of the homemade go-kart, James E. Trent, 53, of Cissna Park, was pronounced dead at Carle Hospital in Urbana, sheriff’s police said in a release.

Cissna Park is located 40 miles south of Kankakee.

According to reports, a Chevrolet Equinox operated by Joel M. Kaeb, 36, of Cissna Park, was traveling east on 400E Road. Trent was traveling north on 1300E Road, according to the release.

The vehicles collided in the intersection and Trent was ejected from the go-kart, the release said. The Equinox entered the northeast ditch, according to the release.

Trent was transported to Carle Hospital by Cissna Park Fire/EMS with serious injuries.

Illinois State Police’s accident reconstruction unit assisted with the investigation.


Jeff Bonty has worked for The Daily Journal since September 1986, starting in the sports department before moving to news reporting in 2002. He's a native of Indiana and graduate of Purdue University. His email is jbonty@daily-journal.com.

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