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New School Year brings safety reminders to motorists

The new school year begins this week or next.

And area police are reminding motorists about the 20 mile per hour speed limit in school zones. Motorists also need to put those cell phones away. It is illegal to talk on cell phones while driving in a school zone.

Police also note in addition to obeying school zone speed laws, motorists need to obey laws regarding school buses. There's no passing a school bus when the red lights are flashing and the cross arm is extended from the bus.

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Will County crash kills New Lenox man

A 51-year-old New Lenox man died early Saturday after his vehicle overturned near Schoolhouse road in Manhattan Township, in Will County.

The Will County Coroner's office reported Richard W. Schroeder was pronounced dead just after 3 am at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox.

An autopsy determined Schroeder died from multiple injuries received in the crash.

Will County sheriff's police determined that Schroeder was westbound when he lost control of the vehicle and drove off the road. The vehicle then hit a ditch, which caused the vehicle to overturn. He was ejected and was trapped underneath.

Police did not know whether alcohol was a factor in the crash, pending a toxicology report.

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Newton County Sheriff Hartman dies

                                                -Loses battle to cancer -

Newton County, Indiana Sheriff Don Hartman Sr. died Thursday, losing his battle with cancer.

Funeral arrangements have been announced. Visitation is planned for Saturday, August 24th from 9 am 'til 1 pm at the South Newton High School in rural Kentland. A funeral service follows at 1 pm.

Burial will be at the Bushwell Cemetery, near Mt. Zion Church in Newton County.

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• Seven people killed in Jasper County, Indiana crash

State Police report seven people are dead after a three-vehicle crash on I-65 in Jasper County, Indiana. Initial reports had two dead.

It happened just before 10 p.m. Thursday night , north of the Roselawn- DeMotte exit.

A semi-truck and a Jeep slowed for a traffic backup in a construction zone when a second semi rear-ended the Jeep sending it into the back of the first truck.

The impact ignited a fire which engulfed the Jeep. Police said crews found two bodies at the scene, but due to severe damage, the Jeep was taken to Keener Township Fire Department where five more deceased were extricated from the wreckage.

There were three adults and four children in the vehicle.

Alcohol and drugs are not believed to be a factor.

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Vermilion County ‘Relay for Life' at New Location

Vermilion County's 'Relay for Life' for the American Cancer Society is this weekend. And the Saturday – Sunday event is at a new location at Catlin High School.

Organizer Hope Garrett said the thought was to take the show on the road this year to show it's more than just a Danville event.

The first ceremonial lap honoring survivors will begin around 6:00 pm today (Sat) at the Catlin High School track. Garrett says teams can still register right up to the start of the event.

During the Relay for Life team members walk laps and participate in other fun activities to help raise funds for the American Cancer Society. The money raised helps cancer patients and programs in Vermilion County.

For more information about the American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Vermilion County visit www.relayforlife.org/vermilionil.

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