Maple Park man fatally struck by car

by Mary Parrilli
MAPLE PARK—A Maple Park man was fatally struck by a car early last week.

Clarence Janecek III, 45, was walking on Route 38 near Webster Road in DeKalb during the early morning hours of March 11 when he was struck by a 1996 Lexus, causing fatal injuries. According to DeKalb County Chief Deputy Gary Dumdie, It was determined that Janecek was walking in the roadway when he was struck

“Just prior to receiving the accident call, our office received a call of a subject walking in the road in that area, and officers were en route to check on that individual when we received the accident call,” Dumdie said.

The Dekalb County Sheriff’s Office responded to the accident around 12:30 a.m., and upon arrival found that Janecek was lying in the road and unresponsive.

Janecek and the driver of the vehicle, German Gonzalez of DeKalb, were transported from the scene to Kishwaukee Community Hospital. Gonzalez was treated for his injuries and then arrested for driving with a suspended license.