remembering
lives lost...

Emma
Caserotti

Jefferson County

Emma was an 18-year old from Mt. Vernon, IL. She was a college student at SIU Edwardsville. Emma was killed in a traffic crash involving a distracted and impaired driver on I-57 in Jefferson County.

Doug
DeMott

Cook County

Doug DeMott was a 52 year old generous and witty family man from Palos Heights who enjoyed film and his vinyl collection. Doug was struck and killed by a vehicle while riding his bike.

Dennis
Beard

St. Clair County

Dennis was a 38-year old construction worker from Pocahantas, IL. He was a father of three who loved hunting and being outdoors. Dennis was killed in a vehicle crash while doing a striping job in St. Clair County.

Jesse
Rodriguez

Cook County

Jesse was a 67-year old caring and loving family man who had a pilot’s license and loved playing guitar and storytelling. Jesse was killed in a vehicle/bicycle collision while bicycling in Cook County.

Markia
Ivy

Madison County

Markia was a 35 year old small business owner and devoted single mother to her son, Malik. She loved spending time with her son, fishing, camping, and riding her motorcycle. Markia was killed in a traffic crash with a vehicle while riding her motorcycle in Madison County.

Michael
Collins

McLean County

Micheal was a 22 year old student at Illinois State University. Micheal was a stand-out athlete at Normal West High School and Heartland Community College. He was also an assistant coach at University High School. Two weeks before his graduation, he was killed in traffic crash involving an impaired driver in McLean County.

Brooklyn
Armstrong

Peoria County

Brooklyn was a 16-year old sophomore at Carlinville High School. She was a cheerleader, who played soccer and volleyball, and was a member of the track team. She also played in the band and served on student council. She was killed in a traffic crash when the truck she was riding in lost control in icy conditions. She wasn't wearing her seat belt.

Frank

Cook County

Frank was a 59-year old road construction worker. He was also a father who enjoyed life, especially karaoke. Frank was killed in a vehicle crash while working in a highway work zone in Cook County.