Grant Park Car Crash Death of Robert E. Buergermeier of Cedar Point – Obituary
81-year-old Robert E. Buergermeier of Cedar Point, Ind. has died in a fatal Grant Park car crash with a semi-trailer that occurred on Illinois Route 17 on Thursday, September 16, 2021. The fatal accident happened when Robert failed to yield to the semi while attempting to cross Route 17.
Police say Robert was southbound on 18000East Road in a 2021 Chevrolet Impala with 81-year-old Rosemary Buergermeier as a passenger. At about 3:49 p.m., he approached Route 17 and stopped. However, he continued south on 18000East Road without yielding to the semi that was traveling west on Route 17.
The semi struck the driver’s side of the Impala, leaving Robert with fatal injuries. He was pronounced dead from the wounds sustained.
His passenger, Rosemary, was left with serious injuries and has since been hospitalized, while the driver of the semi was left unharmed.
The accident is still being investigated.