Rollover Accident In Kankakee Leads To Three Fatalities

There was a fatal car accident sometime during early Monday morning (May 23) in Kankakee.  Three men died in the crash and one man was injured.

According to authorities, the fatal rollover accident happened at U.S. Highway 45/52 and Interstate 57 (I-57) in Kankakee.  The car, a 2007 Nissan Altima, was heading southbound on U.S. Route 45-52 near a ramp to southbound Interstate 57, when the driver lost control, and slammed into a large traffic signal pole.

According to the Kankakee County Coroner Robert Gessner, the driver of the car has been identified as Lukas Frye, 25, of Milford, Ill.  An excerpt from the Daily Southtown article (with video) of May 23, 2016, titled “Identities of 3 Kankakee crash victims revealed by authorities“:

Gessner said Frye was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected about 30 feet from the car. Gates, a front-seat passenger, and Sarkozi, who was seated in the back, were wearing seat belts, Gessner said. A fourth person in the car was hospitalized and underwent surgery Monday.

Frye, Gates, and Sarkozi were declared dead at the accident scene at 5:27 a.m.

Due to the force of the collision, the engine was displaced from the car, and the car was otherwise heavily damaged in the crash.

The accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Southtown article mentioned above, as well as the May 23 CBS Chicago article (with video) titled “Three Killed, One Injured In Kankakee Crash.”


Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”

Elman Law Group LLC ( concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses. To speak directly with a trial lawyer from Elman Law Group immediately, call (773) 392-8182 at any time. There is no fee for this consultation.