According to the Illinois State Police, 3 people died earlier today on I-80 in New Lenox, Illinois after their car hit heavy construction equipment on the median.
Details are somewhat limited at this time.
An excerpt from a Chicago Tribune article of today titled “3 dead in single-car crash on Interstate 80” :
Shortly before 2:30 a.m., a 2009 Honda Civic was westbound on I-80 at mile marker 137 when it lost control and drove into the center median, police said. The Honda, driven by Christopher Bannon, 27, struck the rear of a construction vehicle that was stationed at the median, police said.
Bannon and two passengers, Jenna Bianco, 21, and James Vacek, 22, died in the car accident. All three were from Crest Hill.
According to police, Bannon and Bianco were wearing seat belts; Vacek was not.
Investigators say weather did not play a role in the crash. Police are continuing to investigate if other factors played a role in the crash.
Further details and possible updates can be seen in the aforementioned Chicago Tribune article as well as the December 10 ABC7 News article titled “3 dead in I-80 crash.”
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