Naperville teen, two others killed in crash near Plainfield
Three teens, two from Plainfield and one from Naperville, were killed Monday afternoon when their vehicle was struck by a semitrailer truck, according to state police.
The teens were on a rural roadway about 3:15 p.m. about five miles west of Plainfield when the semitrailer hit the side of their vehicle in the middle of an intersection, police said.
Plainfield residents Tyler Montgomery, 19, and Brian Herrera, 19, were both pronounced dead at the scene, Illinois State Police Master Sgt. Fuentes said. A female passenger, 18-year-old Alexis Banuelos of Naperville, was taken to Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, where she died, police said.
Initial reports indicated Herrera was driving the sedan south on Schlapp Road and either failed to stop completely at the intersection of Route 126 or attempted to beat the eastbound semitrailer, police said.
The driver of the semitrailer said he had no time to stop, and a witness supported his statement, Fuentes said.
There is no stop sign for traffic on the two-lane stretch of Route 126 at the intersection of Schlapp Road.
The semitrailer driver will not be cited in the crash, according to police.
A stretch of the roadway remained shut down as of 10:30 p.m.
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