Kendall County Sheriff’s Office
Jacob Kaminski charged with DUI in crash; killed Alexis Danley and her unborn child
MINOOKA, ILLINOIS — The Kendall County Sheriff reports that on June 30, 2017, at approximately 12:13 am, the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Ridge Road and Khater Drive, unincorporated Minooka, for a report of a traffic crash involving multiple vehicles.
The initial investigation determined that a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, operated by 23-year-old Jacob R. Kaminski from the 0-1000 Block of Main Street in Marseilles, was traveling southbound on Ridge Road. Jacob Kaminski’s truck collided with a 2007 Chrysler 300 that was traveling northbound Ridge Road being operated by 27-year-old Alexis S. Danley from the 0-200 Block of Ryan Lane in Shorewood. Jacob Kaminski’s truck then spun around and struck a 1999 Toyota Camry being operated by 22-year-old Rebecca R. Brown of the 0- 100 Block of Yeadon Drive in Oswego.
Alexis Danley was pronounced deceased on scene. A one-year-old child was securely fastened in the vehicle operated by Danley and was transported to Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Joliet for evaluation by Minooka Paramedics. The child was later released to family members.
Rebecca Brown and her two passengers were treated by Minooka Paramedics and released from the scene.
Jacob Kaminski was transported to Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Joliet with non-life threatening injuries by Minooka Paramedics.
Kaminski was issued traffic citations for driving under the influence of alcohol, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, and disobeying a no passing zone. Jacob Kaminski also received civil violations for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of less than 10 grams of cannabis.
The Kendall County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Minooka Police Department on the scene. The traffic crash remains under investigation.