Woman killed, 2 children injured in deadly Illinois truck accident

A Chicago area semi-truck crash in southwest suburban Channahon has resulted in the death of a woman and injuries to 2 children on Tuesday afternoon, according to WGN-TV.

Channahon Police are saying that a white SUV heading west on Eames Street was hit by a truck as the SUV tried to make a left turn onto Bell Road around 3:30 p.m. The truck crashed into the passenger side of the SUV, knocking it into a light pole and killing the female driver.

Two girls, ages 4 and 7 months were riding in the backseat. It took 40 minutes to remove the 4 year old from the vehicle. Both were taken to hospitals, one airlifted to Advocate Good Samaratin Hospital in Downers Grove. Police are saying the children’s injuries were not life threatening.

The truck driver was not injured and no traffic tickets have been issued so far. The accident is still under investigation, and the Illinois State Police are handling the crash reconstruction.

People that live in the area are saying that several deadly accidents have occurred at that intersection.

Read the story as reported by the Chicago Sun-Times here.

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