Man killed in crash on Route 126
By Janet Lundquist firstname.lastname@example.org September 11, 2012 3:32PM
Updated: October 14, 2012 1:36PM
A man died Monday morning after the vehicle he was driving veered into the path of an oncoming truck.
The fatal crash was the third this summer on the same roughly three-mile stretch of Route 126 between Oswego and Plainfield.
The man, believed to have been from Yorkville, was headed east on Route 126 near County Line Road just before 6 a.m., when his car drifted into the path of westbound box truck, said Plainfield Deputy Fire Chief Jon Stratton.
“There were no brakes, no skid marks,” Stratton said. “It was high impact.”
The crash caused the truck to hit another eastbound vehicle before coming to a stop, he said.
The man driving the first car was taken to Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, where he was pronounced dead.
Two men in the box truck refused medical treatment, Stratton said. The person driving the second vehicle was taken to Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet in good condition.
State police are reconstructing the crash, and refused to release information on the incident Tuesday.
An officer who answered the phone at the state police headquarters in Lockport Tuesday afternoon said he was told not to give out information about the crash because it is still under investigation.
The Kane County Coroner’s office also declined to release information about the man who was killed, and referred a reporter to the state police.
Three teenagers died in a June 4 crash on Route 126 and Schlapp Road in Kendall County.
Alexis Banuelos, 18, of Naperville; Tyler Montgomery, 19, of Plainfield, were riding in a car driven by Brian Herrera, 19, of Plainfield, when it was hit by a truck.
State police said the truck was heading east on Route 126 when the teens’ vehicle edged out in front of it.
On July 14, Ronald Oswald, 57, of Minooka, died after his motorcycle was hit by a car involved in a crash on Route 126 east of County Line Road.
State police said a Dodge Durango driven by Andrew Henderson, 24, of Palos Park, hit a car that was stopped and waiting to turn left. The collision pushed the car into the eastbound lane and into Oswald’s motorcycle.
Henderson was charged later that month with felony aggravated driving under the influence.
Stratton said he does not believe Route 126 is a particularly dangerous stretch of road.
Everything’s really visible there. People just aren’t paying attention,” Stratton said. “There’s nothing that’s a blind corner. I just think it’s people in a hurry.”