Crash Between Car and Semi Leaves Three Teenagers Dead.
A South Kendall County intersection on Monday afternoon was the scene of a crash between a car and a semi-tractor trailer that killed three teenagers.
The initial investigation by State Police shows that the driver of the car, Brian Herrera, 19, was at the stop sign heading south on Schlapp Road when he pulled out onto Route 126. A semi truck was heading east on Route 126 and was unable to avoid the car. The truck crashed into the car before rolling on its side.
Plainfield residents Herrera and Tyler Montgomery, 19, were pronounced dead at the site of the accident. A second passenger, Alexis Banuelos, 19, of Naperville, was taken to an area hospital and died there. The 45-year-old driver of the truck, Scott Fernatt, of Hodgkins, was taken to Rush-Copely Medical Center in Aurora with non-life threatening injuries.
Traffic was re-routed from that stretch of Route 126 as police investigated the accident and cleared the wreckage. The truck was hauling sandbags which made clean-up difficult.
An automobile accident doesn’t affect just the driver of a car, passengers can be injured or killed as well. If you or a loved one has lost a family member in a motor vehicle accident, call Spiros Law, P.C. at (815) 929-9292 for knowledgeable legal representation.