The following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State Police District 21
WHAT: Multiple Vehicle Crash
WHERE: Illinois Route 45/52 @ 3300 North Road
WHEN: October 22, 2013 02:30 P.M.
VEHICLES: Unit 1: 2002 Pontiac
Unit 2: 1996 Dodge Pickup
Unit 3: Truck Tractor/Semi-Trailer pulling an intermodal container
DRIVERS: Unit 1: Ross Bissaillon, 18 years old (Bourbonnais, IL)
Unit 2: Hugo Perez, 35 years old (Gilman, IL)
Unit 3: Gary W. Beggs, 40 years old (Momence, IL)
CAUSE: Improper Overtaking on the Left
TRANSPORTS: Drivers of unit one and unit two were transported to Riverside Hospital.
PRELIMINARY: Unit one was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes passing other vehicles on Route 45/52 at 3300 North. Unit two was traveling southbound on Route 45/52 at 3300 North. Unit two was struck by unit one. Unit three was traveling northbound and was being passed by unit one when the crash occurred. Unit three’s trailer was struck by unit one. An Illinois State Police crash reconstruction team is investigating the crash.
Route 45/52 between 3300 and 3400 North Road was shut down for approximately two hours due to this incident.
CHARGES: Unit One: Improper Over Taking on the Left
Unit Two: No Valid Driver’s License
ASSISTING AGENCIES: Chebanse Fire Department, Ashkum Fire Department and IDOT
All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.