Fatal “Head-On” Collision In Lockport

There was a fatal collision on Route 171 (State Street) Friday (June 9, 2017) morning in Lockport.

According to information provided by the Illinois State Police (ISP) the collision occurred on Route 171 near Dell Park Avenue at approximately 8:11 a.m.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the Daily Southtown article of June 9, 2017, titled “2 men confirmed dead in Lockport crash“:

Two Joliet-area men were killed on Route 171 on Friday morning when their vehicle collided head-on with an AT&T service truck, according to Illinois State Police.

As seen in the article, the crash happened after the pickup truck crossed the center line for an unknown reason.

The 2008 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck that crossed the center line carried two men.  They were both pronounced dead at the accident scene.

The driver was identified as  Juan Huerta-Hernandez, 23, of Joliet.  The passenger was identified as Juan Munoz Martinez, 32, of Joliet.

The driver of the AT&T truck was injured during the collision and taken to Silver Cross Hospital.  The driver’s injuries were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Will County crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Southtown article mentioned above as well as the June 12 Joliet Patch article titled “Two Joliet Men Identified In Lockport Crash.”

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