UPDATE: Three Killed in Semi Truck Crash Near Oswego

The Illinois State Police released preliminary details of a Monday afternoon crash on Rt. 126 between a car and a semi truck in which three people died.

Three people died when a car collided with a semi truck on Route 126 near Oswego on Monday afternoon, according to preliminary information released by the Illinois State Police.

Identities of the three killed in the crash have not been released. One was driving and two were passengers in a black Ford coupe that pulled out in front of a semi truck headed east on Route 126 at Schlapp Road around 3:15 p.m., police said. The crash flipped the semi truck onto its side.

Paramedics needed to use extrication to get the victims from the car, and all three were taken to Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, where they were pronounced dead, according to police.

The driver of the semi truck was taken to Rush-Copley with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Route 126 remains blocked off at Schlapp Road to the west and Ridge Road to the east.

More details are expected to be released Tuesday morning, police said.

Cassie June 05, 2012 at 01:29 PM
There was no child in the car. The passenger in the back seat was an 18 year old girl. The other two were 19 year old guys. Brian, Tyler, and Alexis.
Jillian Duchnowski June 05, 2012 at 02:26 PM
This accident was undoubtedly a tragedy that cut short three bright lives. As we all process this news and try to make sense of it, let's refrain from cursing and name calling. Let's also keep the family and friends in our thoughts.
Sarah O'Connor June 05, 2012 at 04:02 PM
and people wonder why teenagers have no respect for adults? because people stereotype teenagers as these bad kids who "blast music" and only care about phones. too bad that's not the case. unless you were in that car you have NO IDEA what was going on. it disgusts me that instead of sending prayers out you have to try and degrade teenagers. I'd be ashamed if I was you. RIP Brian,Alexis,and Tyler. from one former tiger who graduated in your 2011 class. we love you and will never forget you. maybe god rest your souls.
Melissa June 05, 2012 at 04:58 PM
Such a sad tragedy. Our young adults live life by the seat of their pants and we as parents hope they make it home safely everyday.....no matter where that home is.
Shannon Antinori June 05, 2012 at 05:44 PM
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