A multi vehicle fatal crash takes the life of semi-tractor trailer driver at the intersection of Route 126 and Ridge Road. The crash occurred on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 6:12 pm.
According to preliminary investigations, the commercial motor vehicle was traveling on IL Route 126, when it entered the intersection at Ridge Road after the traffic light turned red. The driver of a Dodge Dakota was traveling eastbound on Ridge Road and was struck by the commercial motor vehicle, causing serious injuries to the driver and passenger of the dodge. The commercial motor vehicle then rolled into the Nissan Sentra that was stopped at the red light of Route 126 northbound and Ridge Road.
The driver and passenger of the Dodge were transported to an area hospital and the driver of the commercial motor vehicle was pronounced deceased on the scene.
There were no other injuries reported. The Illinois State Police are investigating this crash and no further information is available at this time.