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Joliet man dies after Manhattan Township crash

MANHATTAN TOWNSHIP – A Joliet man died following a single-vehicle crash Sunday in Manhattan Township.

At 8:44 p.m., James T. Chestnut, 73, was driving a 2017 Chevrolet Spark northbound on Route 52 at Cedar Road when the vehicle traveled off the roadway to the right, entered an embankment and overturned, according to an Illinois State Police District 5 news release

Chestnut, the only occupant of the car, was taken to Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, where he was pronounced dead at 9:17 p.m. Sunday.

The Will County Coroner's Office reported an autopsy performed Monday showed Chestnut died from multiple injuries suffered in the collision.

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