A 20-year-old man was charged after he allegedly was driving at a high rate of speed and went through a stop sign before crashing into another car, leaving three people injured in Zion.
Angel T. Jones, 20, of Zion, was charged with reckless driving, disobeying a stop sign, driving without a valid driver’s license, operating a motor vehicle without insurance and unlawful use of registration.
The Zion Fire Rescue Department and Zion Police Department responded around 3:10 p.m. Saturday to 21st Street and Hebron Avenue for a report of a three-vehicle crash with injuries.
Zion Police Chief Kirk Henderson said that a 2011 Nissan Versa, driven by Jones, was traveling northbound on Hebron Avenue at a high rate of speed, witnesses said.
Jones failed to stop for the stop sign at 21st Street and struck a 2019 Chevrolet Trax that was traveling westbound on 21st Street, Henderson said.
The Chevrolet Trax suffered significant front-end damage and both of its front airbags deployed. The Nissan came to rest against a 2005 Chevrolet Impala that was parked in the 2000 block of Hebron Avenue.
The Nissan had significant damage and both of its front airbags deployed. The Chevrolet Impala suffered minor damage.
Two people were transported to Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan with non-life-threatening injuries and one person was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center with injuries believed to be non-life-threatening.
Henderson said that the vehicle Jones was driving was not stolen, despite rumors circulating on social media.
Jones was released from custody on a personal recognizance bond of $1,500 and is scheduled to appear in court on July 14.