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December 30, 2005

Couple killed on Interstate 57

mary.kaye@register-news.com

MT. VERNON — A northern Illinois couple was killed Thursday afternoon after striking a bridge support on Interstate 57 near the Dix exit.

Lombard residents Deannna J. Cavello, 66, and John A. Cavello, 67, were dead at the scene of the 11:27 a.m. accident near mile marker 103 in the southbound lane, according to a representative of the Illinois State Police.

Deanna Cavello was driving the 2002 Mitsubishi four-door vehicle when, for an unknown reason, left the roadway on the right side of the road, overcorrected, and then left the roadway on the right side before striking the bridge support, the ISP spokesman said.

Both were wearing seat belts.

Their bodies were taken to Osborn Funeral Home in Dix.

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A Willow Springs woman was ticketed Wednesday night after hitting a pedestrian at Times Square Mall.

Sandra Bauer, 21, 4107 Willow Springs was ticketed on a charge of failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident after the 5:46 p.m. accident in front of the mall entrance near Subway, according to Mt. Vernon Police.

Bauer was driving her 1993 Ford Escort eastbound near the entrance while Gene Mulvaney, 69, of Alma was walking toward the entrance when she struck him.

Bauer told the reporting officer she did not see Mulvaney and Mulvaney said by the time he saw Bauer’s vehicle it was too late for him to get out of the way.

Witnesses told police it did not appear that Bauer was driving too fast.

The officer also noted in his report that Mulvaney was wearing dark blue jeans and a black coat which may have made him difficult to see.

Mulvaney was taken to St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital for treatment. His injuries were not specified in the report.

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