Sandwich, Illinois — May 25, 2012
A single-vehicle accident early Friday morning left three from Sandwich with injuries.
The La Salle County Sheriff’s Office reports 21-year-old Wesley Wisz was westbound on North 4650th Road around 1:15 a.m. when he took the car off the road and into a telephone pole near East 29th Road.
Mr. Wisz and two passengers, 24-year-old David Zito and 23-year-old Vincent Matesi, were reportedly injured in the crash. Mr. Matesi was airlifted to Good Samaritan Hospital, and Mr. Wisz and Mr. Zito were transported to Valley West Hospital.
Mr. Wisz is reportedly facing charges of driving under the influence, failure to reduce speed and improper lane use.
The Illinois Secretary of State reports 372 people were killed in alcohol-involved crashes in 2008, which is 36 percent of the 1,043 total motor vehicle crash fatalities in the state.
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