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Update: Streator teen killed in crash

Posted by wlpo on November 6, 2014

Crisis counselors were available at Streator High School, a day after a crash that killed a student and injured three others.

17-year-old Benjamin Newton of Streator was pronounced dead at the scene on East 18th Road Wednesday night.  La Salle County Sheriff’s deputies says Newton was one of four teens that were thrown from the car that was found in a field.

Three teens were taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in Streator.  From there two were flown to St. Francis Medical Center. One was in critical condition while the other was in serious condition.  Their names have not been made public as an investigation continues.

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