Lindsey Schmidt, 29, Kaleb Schmidt, 18 months, Weston Schmidt, 4, and Owen Schmidt, 6, killed in 2-vehicle crash at Corning and Yates in Beecher, Illinois
A woman and 3-year-old were killed in a Monday morning crash near Beecher. Two other children, ages 5 and 9, were injured in the 9 a.m. wreck, according to the Will County Sheriff's Office.
Two boys, aged four and six, on life support after horror car crash that killed their pregnant mother, 29, and 18-month-old brother as they drove to a Bible camp
Lindsey Schmidt, 29, was driving her three sons at about 8.30am on Monday to a vacation Bible camp in Beecher, Illinois, when a truck ran a stop sign, police say.
First Community Bank and Trust set up a donation fund for the family. The bank is accepting donations at their Beecher or Peotone locations. Donors can also mail checks to their PO Box.
Throughout the service, which lasted about 50 minutes, the Rev. Frank Italiano stressed Lindsey Schmidt's Christian faith and her involvement with the church.
The Will County State’s Attorney’s Office said, by dropping the ticket, prosecutors were making sure they can file more serious charges later, by avoiding possible double jeopardy if the driver were to plea on the citation first.
Chief Judge Richard Schoenstedt signed a warrant for Woulfe’s arrest on 16 counts of reckless homicide and he was arrested at his home without incident Tuesday morning, according to prosecutors.
Woulfe is currently being held at the Will County Adult Detention facility, officials said, with bond set at $1 million. He was expected to appear in court at 9 a.m. on Wednesday.
In a motion filed Nov. 13, George Lenard, attorney for Sean B. Woulfe, 26, claimed Will County Sheriff’s Deputy Henri Wright misled the grand jury when he allegedly said Woulfe was familiar with the road he was traveling on when the fatal car crash occurred.
A hearing on the motion was scheduled for Friday but Will County Judge Dan Rippy was absent, Lenard said. The hearing was rescheduled to July 2.
Judge Dan Rippy denied Lenard’s motion because he didn’t feel Wright’s statement during the grand jury hearing violated Woulfe’s right to due process.