1 dead, 3 injured in Manteno multi-vehicle crash

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MANTENO, Ill. – One person died and three others were injured in a multi-vehicle crash in Manteno, Ill., police said.

The back-seat passenger of a car died in a crash around 1:13 p.m. on Wednesday on I-57 at milepost 321 in Kankakee County, Illinois State Police said.

Officials said a semi-truck was slowing to a stop at a construction zone on I-57. A car was behind the semi and also slowing to a stop. A second semi-truck did not slow down and ran into the back of the car. This caused the car to run into the semi in the front.

The driver of the car was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital with serious life threatening injuries. The front seat passenger was air lifted to Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn. The back seat passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.

The drivers of the semi trucks were both taken to the hospital. One was taken to Riverside Hospital for evaluation and the other was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

No one has been charged yet.