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

Modified Date: 
Sat, 07/06/2019 - 8:08am
Accident Date: 
Monday, July 24, 2017

3-year-old and woman killed in Monday morning crash

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.

Mother, 2-year-old son killed in Beecher crash

The male pickup driver entered the intersection and struck the Subaru on the driver's side and caused her vehicle to go off the roadway into a field. 

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.


Boy Dies At Hospital Following Beecher Crash That Killed Mother, Brother

Weston’s 6-year-old brother remains in critical condition at Comer. The boy was placed into a medically induced coma on Monday.

Third Child Dies From Injuries Caused By Beecher Crash That Killed Pregnant Mom, 2 Brothers

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.   

Services held for pregnant mother, 3 sons killed in crash

Throughout the service, which lasted about 50 minutes, the Rev. Frank Italiano stressed Lindsey Schmidt's Christian faith and her involvement with the church.

Traffic Ticket Dismissed In Beecher Crash That Killed Pregnant Mom, 3 Sons

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.     

Illinois man charged in Beecher crash that killed mother, 3 sons

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.

Mom of Driver Charged in Fatal Beecher Crash Speaks Out Ahead of Son's 1st Court Appearance

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.    

Bond Reduced For Man Accused In Beecher Crash That Killed Mom, Sons

Bond for a man charged in a crash that killed a mother and her three young sons was reduced from $1 million to $250,000 on Friday.     

Man sues driver in crash that killed pregnant wife, 3 sons

The (Joliet) Herald-News reports Edward Schmidt filed a wrongful death lawsuit Jan. 12 against 25-year-old Sean B. Woulfe of Beecher. 

Attorney claims sheriff deputy misled grand jury in fatal car crash case

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. 

Hearing on motion to dismiss in crash that killed pregnant woman, 3 kids pushed to July

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 to rule on motion to dismiss car crash case that killed pregnant woman, 3 kids

Will County Judge Dan Rippy said he would rule on the motion to dismiss the case Friday. 

Judge denies motion to dismiss car crash case where pregnant woman, 3 kids were killed

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. 


Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Lindsey Schmidt
Kaleb Schmidt
Weston Schmidt
Sean B. Woulfe


We see cars running through stop signs,without stopping, every day.  What on earth is wrong with people that think it is OK to do this?  Is there no respect for the law anymore?  When a sign says "stop" that is exactly what it means.  STOP!  It is NOT OK to go through a stop sign without stopping. We were nearly killed by a tan pickup truck several months ago because the ddriver did not stop at the stop sign, He was speeding very fast, heading east on Offner Road, across Center Road.  We were driving north on Center Road. Fortunately, my husband slammed on the berakes or we, too, would have been hit and most likely killed.  Drivers!  Wake up and obey the law for goodness sake.  Lindsey Schmit and her son, Caleb, did not have to die.  Words cannot even express how horrible this crash was, and how easily it could have bben avoided if only the law had been oberyed.

Add new comment

To prevent automated s-p-a-m submissions leave this field empty.