CHICAGO (CBS)– A semi truck driver is dead after running a red light and hitting two cars.

Illinois State Police were on the scene last night just after 6 p.m. Sunday At Illinois route 126 and Ridge road.

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They said when the semi truck went through the red light, it hit a car in the intersection sending the car’s driver and passenger to the hospital.

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The impact was so strong, the semi truck was re-directed into another car stopped at the light.

No one in that car was hurt.

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State police said the semi truck driver died at the scene.