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Driver dies after crashing into a tree in Streator

Posted by wlpo on May 8, 2015

A Streator driver who crashed into a tree Wednesday morning has died.

23-year-old Patrick Simons died Thursday while at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was flown there Wednesday after crashing into a tree on East 12th Street on the south side of town.

Streator Police Sgt. George Krasnican says the fatal crash was a combination of heavy fog, speeding and alcohol.

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