One Killed in Rural LaSalle County Crash

LaSalle County Sheriff’s Department – Studstill Media Photo

MENDOTA – A teen from Utica was killed after an apparent single vehicle crash Sunday morning outside of Mendota.   Authorities were called Sunday morning to an intersection near North 3973rd and North 4009th Road for a car that had struck a tree.

According to the LaSalle County Coroner 18-year-old Taryn Nicole Pakenham was found deceased in a vehicle after apparently leaving the roadway and entering a small patch of woods.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing with the LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office and the LaSalle County Coroner’s Office.