Two victims in fatal Joliet crash identified

Police continue to investigate incident in which driver of other vehicle tried to flee scene

A Joliet Fire Department Ambulance pulls up to St. Joseph Hospital in Joliet.

The two people killed in a Sunday morning crash in Joliet have been identified.

Walter Kretzler III, 65, and Roxane Holt, 59, both of Joliet, were killed in the collision at the intersection of Black Road and Infantry Drive.

The Will County Coroner’s Office identified the victims Monday.

The crash was reported at 2:06 a.m., and Kretzler and Holt were pronounced dead at the scene at 3:49 a.m.

Kretzler and Holt were in a Chevrolet Trailblazer that was hit on the driver’s side while heading west on Black Road at the intersection, according to a news release from the Joliet Police Department.

They were hit by a Chevrolet Tahoe heading north on Infantry driven by a 19-year-old man from Crest Hill who police have not identified.

Both the Tahoe driver and a passenger tried to run from the scene of the crash, police said.

“The driver was quickly stopped by officers, but the male passenger was unable to be located,” according to the release.

The Joliet Fire Department tried to extricate Kretzler and Holt from their vehicle, which went off the road, hit a fire hydrant and turned over onto the passenger side.

Police said they continue to investigate the incident.