Police investigating fatal rollover crash

A Morris man died in a single-vehicle rollover crash that occurred early Monday, June 12.
Jerald E. Saragossa, 51, was pronounced dead at the scene, on Wilmington's north side.
Wilmington police received a call just after 1 a.m. Monday reporting a vehicle that had left the roadway on Route 53 just south of South Arsenal Road.
Witnesses told officers that the white Ford pickup truck had passed them at a high rate of speed while traveling southbound near the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. The witnesses then lost sight of the vehicle.
Then they saw the fresh debris and the truck in the farm field, on its side, when they were  just south of South Arsenal Road. They called 911.
Officers arrived to find that Saragossa had been ejected after the truck left the roadway and rolled multiple times. The driver had suffered fatal traumatic injuries during the collision and the Will County Coroner’s office was called to the scene.
It was determined that Saragossa was alone in the vehicle at the time of the crash.
Because the collision resulted in a fatality, the Will County Sheriff’s Department Accident Reconstruction Team was requested to assist in the investigation. The team will be able to determine the vehicle speed at the time it left the roadway and other causal and contributing factors to the crash.
The Wilmington Emergency Services and Disaster Agency spent several hours at the scene providing traffic control and light towers that assisted investigators greatly.

An autopsy has been scheduled.