2 Joliet Men Killed In Crash Near Lockport

CHICAGO (CBS) — Two men were killed in a crash between a pickup and a semi truck Friday morning in southwest suburban Lockport, authorities said.

The two-vehicle crash happened at 8:11 a.m. at Route 171 and Dell Park Avenue in Lockport, according to Illinois State Police.

A Chevrolet Silverado pickup was northbound on Route 171 when it crossed into the southbound lanes for unknown reasons and crashed head-on into a 2016 Kenworth tractor trailer, state police said.

The driver of the Chevrolet, 23-year-old Juan Huerta-Hernandez, and his passenger, 32-year-old Juan Munoz Martinez, were both pronounced dead at the scene, police and the Will County coroner’s office said. Both men lived in Joliet.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, a 55-year-old Custer Park man, was not injured, police said.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. All lanes of Route 171 were closed for several hours after the crash.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2017. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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