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BOURBONNAIS TOWNSHIP — A two-vehicle crash on East 4000N Road in Bourbonnais Township Tuesday morning claimed the life of Michael Stedman, 64, of the Momence area.

Kankakee County Coroner Bob Gessner said Stedman was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:10 a.m. The accident occurred at about 10:30 a.m. An autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday.

Gessner said a preliminary investigation by Kankakee County Sheriff’s Department indicated Stedman was driving east in the 6000 block of East 4000N Road when for unknown reasons he lost control of his car and crashed into a pickup heading west on 4000N Road.

Stedman was not wearing a seatbelt, Gessner said.

Another person was transported to a local hospital, Bourbonnais Fire Protection District Chef Ed St. Louis said.

Jeff Bonty is a reporter for The Daily Journal. He can be reached at jbonty@daily-journal.com and 815-937-3366.


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.