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Two people received traumatic injuries the evening of May 3 after two vehicles collided head on, at high speeds, according to a press release issued May 4 by the Orland Fire Protection District.
The collision reportedly occurred around 8:15 p.m. in the 9200 block of 167th Street.
The Orland Fire Protection District responded to a report of the crash and found two cars that were involved in a “high-speed head-on wreck,” according to the press release.
Sandburg baseball standout Matthias Dietz has officially gone pro.
The San Francisco Giants selected the right-handed pitcher in the 29th round of the Major League Baseball Draft, as the 876th pick overall.
Dietz, a 19-year-old from Orland Park, is billed as throwing and batting righty, while standing 6-foot-5 and weighing in at 220 pounds. He just completed his freshman year at John A. Logan College, a community college in Carterville.
State Sen. Michael Hastings hopes the youth suicide prevention and awareness legislation he is sponsoring will help Orland Park residents Susan and Mike Blaha cope with their daughter AnnMarie’s suicide in June 2013.
When Hastings learned what happened to the 11-year-old, he could not fathom why such a young person would commit suicide, he said. The senator has known the Blaha family since he was in fifth or sixth grade, and they were neighbors in Orland Hills.
District releases statements regarding alleged incidents
Just days after an former Orland School District 135 teacher was charged with abusing two former students she met during their time at Jerling Jr. High School, a 28-year-old Orland Park man was charged with abusing a minor in a separate incident.
Jeffrey Morowczynski, 28, of Orland Park, was charged with two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony, according to a spokesperson for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.