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Three Injured in Crash on Orchard Road

Three people were taken to the hospital - one by helicopter - when a minivan collided with a semi truck on Tuesday night at Orchard Road and Route 30.

Three people were injured when a minivan collided with a semi truck at Orchard Road and Route 30 in Montgomery on Tuesday night.

The minivan was headed north on Orchard and crashed into a semi truck in the southbound lane around 8:20 p.m., Oswego firefighters said. Three people were injured in the crash, all women. Two were taken to Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, and one was transported to another hospital by helicopter, which landed on Orchard Road just south of Route 30.

A fourth person involved in the accident refused medical treatment, according to Oswego Battalion Chief Jeff Warren. None of the names have been released, and Warren did not say whether the injured people were drivers or passengers.

The intersection remained closed as of 10:30 p.m., while the Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team investigated. Warren said the roads would likely be blocked off for several more hours.

Firefighters from the Oswego Fire Department and the Montgomery and Countryside Fire Protection District were on the scene, as were Montgomery police and Illinois State Police. Check back with Patch for more details on this story.

Wilfredo Perez Jr. May 10, 2012 at 04:39 AM
Let's don't forget the truck driver a great guy that was doing a good job and now has to deal with this tragic event.
Alicia May 10, 2012 at 05:43 AM
Exactly. He may not have been injured physically, but emotionally will be. Prayers to everyone involved in this incident.
Analog Mike May 10, 2012 at 07:12 AM
Lets be respectful here. It was an ACCIDENT. Everyone here has tried to beat a yellow light. Including me. Countless times. This time it was tragic for someone. And please leave your assumptions to yourselves. Knowing people who do a certain job does NOT make you an expert, or correct. Imagine if you had to see your child like that , then read comments about them attached to a story. Its easy to stand on the sidelines and pass judgement and assume things.
Heidi May 10, 2012 at 12:12 PM
Jennifer thank you for clarifying to Jennifer W that Jenny passed in the afternoon!!!! How dare people put information on here that is not true!!. This is a terrible situation and the family is dealing with it the best they can so please please STOP PUTTING WRONGFUL INFORMATION ON HERE!!!!! RIP JENNY you will truly be missed!!
james May 10, 2012 at 10:20 PM
To clearify to everyone accident reconstruction personel will always show up at an accident scene when a commercial motor vehicle is involved and there is any type of injury fatal or non-fatal i now this to be fact as i am a cmv operator (truck driver)

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