Grundy County coroner investigating death of Braidwood man

Wayne K. Biros, 36, was pronounced deceased in the emergency department at 6:27 p.m

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Grundy County Coroner John Callahan, along with the Braidwood Police Department and Illinois State Police are investigating a traffic crash that claimed the life of a 36-year-old Braidwood man.

Callahan states that on Thursday, 01/13/2022, at approximately 5:30 p.m., the Braidwood Police Department and Braidwood Fire Protection District responded to a motor vehicle vs pedestrian crash, near the intersection of Novy Road and Amenity Center Drive in Reed Township.

Authorities discovered that a vehicle that had been traveling southbound on Novy Road had struck two pedestrians, leaving one of them critically injured. Both pedestrians were transported by ambulance to Morris Hospital.

Wayne K. Biros, 36, was pronounced deceased in the emergency department at 6:27 p.m.

The other pedestrian was treated and released.

The death remains under investigation by Callahan’s Office, the Braidwood Police Department and Illinois State Police.

An autopsy is scheduled for Saturday morning, 01/15/2022.