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2 killed, 1 injured after SUV slams into semi truck in North Chicago

Photo posted on Lake & McHenry County Scanner Facebook page by Nicholas Boyer
Photo posted on Lake & McHenry County Scanner Facebook page by Nicholas Boyer

Two people were killed after an SUV struck a semi truck that was stopped at traffic light in North Chicago on Friday, according to police.

Emergency crews were called to the scene at around 2:00 p.m. Friday to a report of a vehicle crash at the intersection of Waukegan Road and Buckley Road in North Chicago.

Police said that a semi tractor-trailer truck was stopped southbound on Waukegan Road in the turn lane to make a right hand turn onto westbound Buckley Road when it was struck from behind by a mid-sized SUV.

One victim was pronounced dead at the scene and two other victims were transported to the hospital. One of the two victims transported to the hospital was later pronounced dead, North Chicago Police said in a statement.

Authorities said that the two victims’ names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The North Chicago Police Department are being assisted by the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT) with the investigation.

North Chicago Fire Department was assisted at the scene by Libertyville Fire Department.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. No additional information has been released.

Map of the crash scene at the intersection of Waukegan Road and Buckley Road in North Chicago.
Map of the crash scene at the intersection of Waukegan Road and Buckley Road in North Chicago.

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