Orland Park Crash Leaves Three Family Members Dead.
An accident on LaGrange Road late in the evening of Sunday, April 15, 2012 took the lives of three members of a Tinley Park family.
Four members of the Deis family were driving south on LaGrange Road in a Toyota Camry. A street-sweeper truck owned by Midwest Maintenance of Mokena was heading north but did not heed the red stop light when the Camry made a left turn at 171st Street. The street-sweeper collided with the Camry and was overturned. The Camry then hit a 1998 Ford Ranger pick-up truck.
The Camry was crushed. All four occupants of the car had to be extricated. The mother and younger daughter were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The father was taken to Palos Community Hospital and died there. The older daughter, who was driving, was taken to Silver Cross Hospital and later released. The driver of the street-sweeper was also taken to Palos Height hospital and released. The occupants of the pick-up truck were treated at the scene and refused to be transported the hospital.
The unnamed driver of the street sweeper has since been cited for failure to stop at a red light according Orland Park Police Commander John Keating. Witnesses at the scene confirmed that the street sweeper did not stop at the light.
An auto accident involving two or more vehicles can change the shape of a family. If you or a loved one has lost a family member in a vehicular accident, call Spiros Law, P.C. at (815) 929-9292 for professional legal representation.