Student activities at a high school in Manteno were cancelled Tuesday following the death of a wrestling coach and math teacher.
Cory Blanchette, 37, was jogging early Tuesday morning when he was hit and killed by a 1997 Chevy Monte Carlo, the Chicago Tribune reported.
The Kankakee County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Ken McCabe says Blanchette was in the southbound lane of East Road, a Kankakee County road, when 21-year-old Antwon D. Robinson, of Dolton, struck him with his vehicle.
The accident occurred around 6:10 a.m. Police have not yet given citations as they're continuing the investigation.
"Mr. Blanchette was a beloved coach, colleague, teacher, and youth mentor," said Supt. Dawn Russert in a statement faxed to The Daily Journal. "For many years, he served as head coach for the Manteno High School wrestling team, guiding the team to growth and competitive success."