On Wednesday, a man was sentenced to two years in prison after driving through a stop sign heading to Bible Camp in Will County and crashing into an SUV carrying a family, killing five people in 2017.
Killed in the crash were a pregnant Lindsay Schmidt, 29, and her sons Caleb, 1, Weston, 4, and Owen, 6.
Beecher’s Sean Woulfe, 30, serves five prison terms at once, or all at once. According to Will County’s state attorney’s office, Wolfe will serve an additional year and a half because of his 172 days in prison already.
Wolfe pleaded guilty to reckless murder last year following a miscarriage of justice in March. He faced up to his 10-year prison term.
Prosecutors allege that Wolfe was driving a pickup truck at over 80 mph on July 24, 2017, when he passed a stop sign and crashed into Schmidt’s SUV near the intersection of Yates Avenue and Corning Road in Beecher. He said he was.
Schmidt drove her three sons to Bible classes at Crete’s Trinity Lutheran Church. She and Caleb were pronounced dead at the scene. Weston died the next night at the University of Chicago’s Comer Children’s Hospital, and Owen died two days after him.
According to friends, Schmidt and her husband, Edward Schmidt, were active in the church and community. Lindsay Schmidt was pregnant with her couple’s fourth child.
After the crash, Wolfe was taken to St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights, police said. He was transferred to Christ His Medical Center in Oak Lawn and underwent minor reconstructive surgery for a large cut on his arm.