Reports Report 3804s (Event 3804-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3804-2018
Observer
NameCoRiccio B
Experience Level2/5
RemarksAt 3:19 - 3:20AM (CST), I was driving on I57 South near the Vollmer Road exit in the right lane heading to my exit at Lincoln Highway (Rt 30). I had a front row seat to the fireball show. NO OTHER VEHICLES WHATSOEVER WERE IN FRONT OF ME and the potential vehicles behind me were so far behind that it felt as if I was the only driver on the road. The fireball entered my view from the right and streaked clear across the crystal clear dark blue early morning sky. It seemed so close that I believe it landed somewhere in Park Forest, IL or the next town over. It was definitely coming in for a landing. Please, please, PLEASE contact me and give me updates. Thanks so much! The sighting was AMAZING!!!
Location
AddressCountry Club Hills, IL
Latitude41° 32' 1.42'' N (41.53°)
Longitude 87° 44' 34.42'' W (-87.74°)
Elevation212.14m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-09-23 03:19 CDT
UT Date & Time2018-09-23 08:19 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle254°
Moving
Facing azimuth180°
First azimuth238.97°
First elevation25°
Last azimuth102.73°
Last elevation-
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorDark Blue, Blue, Light Blue, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksIt was a blinding white ball of fire with a light yellow tail. The tail's end had a light blue flare with dark blue streaks. Also yellow, orange and red debris was flying behind it.