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Staff Report
10:57 am CST November 29, 2019

A motorist traveling in the wrong direction was killed and another was hospitalized during a Thanksgiving night crash in Lockport Township.

Michael Mannino, 36, of Joliet, reportedly died at the scene at around 7:25 p.m. after the Mitsubishi Eclipse he was driving in oncoming traffic hit a Ford truck head on in the southbound lanes of Route 53, just south of Renwick Road, according to a release from the Illinois State Police.

The driver of the truck reportedly was transported to a local hospital with "nonlife threatening injuries."