Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 22 years
Badge # 532
Cause: Struck by vehicle
Sergeant Wilford Lewis was struck by a vehicle at 12:55 am while investigating an accident with injuries on Interstate 57 northbound at exit 315. While he was at the scene a 21-year-old driver, who was distracted by all of the emergency equipment, struck Sergeant Lewis as he stood on the side of the road.
Sergeant Lewis was transported to St. Mary's Hospital in Kankakee where he was pronounced dead at 1:10 am.
Sergeant Lewis had served with the Bradley Police Department for 22 years and had turned 50 years of age the day before the accident.