Son of motorist in crash fights with deputies at accident scene: authorities

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Akilra J. Tolbert Photo credit Lake County (Illinois) Sheriff

A 38-year-old Zion man is in jail after allegedly fighting with Lake County deputies at a traffic accident scene involving his mother.

Police say the incident unfolded around 6 p.m. Thursday when the deputies were responding to a traffic crash in the 38300 block of North Sheridan Road in Beach Park.

Adult children of one of the motorists arrived at the scene, the sheriff’s department said.

One of the children, Akilra J. Tolbert, reportedly began yelling at the other driver in the crash. When a deputy sought to intervene, Tolbert allegedly struck the officer.

Additional deputies attempted to take Tolbert into custody, but he fought with all of the officers, the sheriff’s department said.

Eventually, he was taken into custody, with minor abrasions. The deputies had minor cuts and bruises, the sheriff’s office said.

Tolbert faces two counts of aggravated battery to a peace officer, two counts of resisting a peace officer, causing injury and a charge of disorderly conduct. He’s in the Lake County Jail on $25,000 bail, authorities say.