Father facing charges in I-55 crash that killed 4-year-old son

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A 4-year-old boy was killed and his two brothers were hurt in a crash on I-55.

DUI charges are pending against their father.

The rollover crash occurred around 2 a.m. Sunday on I-55 in Bolingbrook.

State police said the car rolled and ejected 4-year-old Taylor Dyer who died from his injuries.

His 7-year-old and 2-year-old brothers are in critical condition at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.

They are are expected to survive.

Illinois State Police believe alcohol played a factor in the crash.

The father remains in the intensive care unit at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.

State Police say charges will be filed once he is released from the hospital.

Neighbors say he was a great dad.

The investigation is ongoing.



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  • Laura Ries Dralle

    The crash happened around 3:00 am ~ my husband and I were driving home from downtown on I55 South and drove past it just as first responders were putting people on stretchers (traffic hadn’t even been blocked yet). Poor kids.

  • Thr State Can't Control Drinking Abusr, But They Wan't To Legalize Pot. What Is Wrong With This Pi

    Shame on The Govenor. He cannot control all the senseless deaths from OWI/DUI on our toads, yet he wants to add another drug to the mix. I feel sad for this is another day of needless and preventable deaths.

  • bubba

    A father driving under the influence with 3 children what was he thinking. I can think of one thing he will be thinking of.

    • kirby14

      He was drunk, so thinking was something he wasn't doing…sadly. Punishment for him – – I cannot print on this website what I would do to him. PLEASE: No one say that he will suffer for what he did for the rest of his life – and that's punishment enough for him – NO WAY! Our society let's people off the hook for what they do FAR too often…we have lost accountability!

  • Lynn

    My heart goes out to these young boys.This is a tragedy the Dad will have to live with the rest of his life.May the God of all comfort be with the family.

    • kirby14

      The Dad should do a lot more than have to live with what he did…Drunk driving with 3 children – I cannot print what I would do to this moronic alcoholic! I wish him a lifetime of unbearable suffering…and then some!