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Three Injured in Crash on Orchard Road

Three people were taken to the hospital - one by helicopter - when a minivan collided with a semi truck on Tuesday night at Orchard Road and Route 30.

Three people were injured when a minivan collided with a semi truck at Orchard Road and Route 30 in Montgomery on Tuesday night.

The minivan was headed north on Orchard and crashed into a semi truck in the southbound lane around 8:20 p.m., Oswego firefighters said. Three people were injured in the crash, all women. Two were taken to Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, and one was transported to another hospital by helicopter, which landed on Orchard Road just south of Route 30.

A fourth person involved in the accident refused medical treatment, according to Oswego Battalion Chief Jeff Warren. None of the names have been released, and Warren did not say whether the injured people were drivers or passengers.

The intersection remained closed as of 10:30 p.m., while the Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team investigated. Warren said the roads would likely be blocked off for several more hours.

Firefighters from the Oswego Fire Department and the Montgomery and Countryside Fire Protection District were on the scene, as were Montgomery police and Illinois State Police. Check back with Patch for more details on this story.

Andre Salles May 09, 2012 at 11:55 AM
Not yet, Crystal. Hoping to get details this morning.
Jill K. Amoni May 09, 2012 at 01:56 PM
Maybe just 30 seconds late...or maybe they didn't have to be anywhere at a certain time...
Brian May 09, 2012 at 03:32 PM
We can see you when you're looking in your mirror (putting on your makeup), but we can't always stop in time. Please drive safely. Big trucks take 2 to 4 or even 8 times the normal stopping distance that cars do depending upon the conditions.
Richard R May 09, 2012 at 04:07 PM
Brian From what the witnesses said last night at the scene, the truck was not moving very fast at all. It was making a left turn and had a almost clear road in front of him. As he was turning the light had changed and the van seemed to speed-up thus meeting the trucking the intersection, and hitting the truck almost head-on. Sadly someone did not make it in this accident. Just because 3 minutes more would have made them later then the could have been. My thoughts and prayers go out to those effected by this accident.
Lesley Anderson May 09, 2012 at 05:18 PM
Can anyone give me info on what happened last night between 11:30 and 12:30am on Dixon Rd and Galena Rd in Montgomery Illinois. My husband and I saw 4 police cars, an ambulance and a fire truck from our home in Huntingtonchase subdivision. I can't find any info.
Kathy May 09, 2012 at 05:21 PM
My prayers go out to this family What a tragedy
Kathy May 09, 2012 at 05:42 PM
Okay folks lets not keep assuming things No one knows what happened Dont speculate would you want folks to do that if this was your family memeber. Spend you time praying for this family rather than posting nonsense
Andre Salles May 09, 2012 at 05:47 PM
Thanks, Kathy. I still have not received any official information from the police department on this. I'll let you all know when I do!
Willow May 09, 2012 at 06:15 PM
Jenny VanEttan passed away today, she was the driver. We miss her, she was too young to be taken away from us
KEVIN BROWN May 09, 2012 at 06:26 PM
the accident at dixon and galena was a motorcyle accident
Brianne Bedford May 09, 2012 at 06:43 PM
motorcycle accident is what i heard
Heidi May 09, 2012 at 07:37 PM
I knew Jenny as a little girl and she will surely be missed by the many loving family members she left behind
Richard R May 09, 2012 at 07:45 PM
Yes Kevin it was. as I stood by the accident at Orchard and 30 I heard a police officer tell one of the first responders this was the case. at the other location from this accident. I then seen the tow truck drive by us with the motorcycle on the back of it.
Richard R May 09, 2012 at 07:48 PM
Kathy I don't have to assume anything, I have friends as police and first responders all over the country, and in almost all cases, when the accident reconstruction team is on the scene, they are there do to the accident being a fatal one.
Andre Salles May 09, 2012 at 08:00 PM
Richard, when you say "in almost all cases," that is an assumption. Montgomery police say the driver of the van is in critical condition at Good Samaritan Hospital. Please, please do not put information out there unless you are sure it is correct. Thank you.
Andre Salles May 09, 2012 at 08:00 PM
Hi Willow. Could you please email me at andre.salles@patch.com or call me at 630-414-5670 to talk about this? Thank you.
Analog Mike May 09, 2012 at 08:04 PM
She was not dead on scene. I k ow cuz i stopped and was in the car with her until EMS an fire arrived, who did an excellent job with extrication. One of the worst accidents ive seen in 17 years as a paramedic. Suprised she even had a pulse when i climbed in the van. Thoughts with the family and mother and sister who were in the car and had to witness this. And shame on the onlookers standing in the road takin photos and video of the accident and when they wheeled her to the ambulance to wait for the helicopter. Thats messed up.
Kathy May 09, 2012 at 08:29 PM
Mike you did a great thing and will be truly blessed I know it stays with you so talk about it with someone ...and yes shame on those folks for taking pictures and ogling over a critically injured person and her family Maybe someone should have helped them find their dog who is still missing instead of taking pictures and staring.....
Analog Mike May 09, 2012 at 11:29 PM
I saw a minivan and thought of kids so i got out. Just dis what anyone else would do. I hope they find the dog. I saw the dog run out and down rt 30 and the sister run adter the dog and was afraid they woul get hit. You would think that one or 2 of the 50 onlookers would have helped get the dog. Either way a sad story.
Andre Salles May 10, 2012 at 12:03 AM
Just to reiterate for everyone here: the most recent information we have is that the driver is in critical condition at Good Samaritan Hospital. Please do not post speculation about anyone's condition. If you have information to the contrary, please get in touch with me at andre.salles@patch.com. Thank you.
jennifer w May 10, 2012 at 12:43 AM
as i am typing this the young lady is still alive
Jennifer May 10, 2012 at 01:15 AM
To Jennifer W...you really need to check your information before you starting typing....Jenny passed away today around 3:30 this afternoon. Her mom and sister were released but God decided to take Jenny away from those of us her knew her and cared about her. You saying what you said, is just horrible of you and you should be deeping ashamed of yourself....
Andre Salles May 10, 2012 at 01:51 AM
Jennifer, please email me at andre.salles@patch.com. Thank you.
debi jahnke May 10, 2012 at 02:49 AM
So sad hearing different stories. I hope she is ok
alisare May 10, 2012 at 04:06 AM
Jenny was an amazing young lady....shame on those of you who assume that she was rushed...once we all learned to drive, she was just a kid...She was sweet and quirky and loved by so many...It tears me up to hear there were people there that did not help with their dog. Pray for her family as they have such a hard road to travel down now.
Wilfredo Perez Jr. May 10, 2012 at 04:39 AM
Let's don't forget the truck driver a great guy that was doing a good job and now has to deal with this tragic event.
Alicia May 10, 2012 at 05:43 AM
Exactly. He may not have been injured physically, but emotionally will be. Prayers to everyone involved in this incident.
Analog Mike May 10, 2012 at 07:12 AM
Lets be respectful here. It was an ACCIDENT. Everyone here has tried to beat a yellow light. Including me. Countless times. This time it was tragic for someone. And please leave your assumptions to yourselves. Knowing people who do a certain job does NOT make you an expert, or correct. Imagine if you had to see your child like that , then read comments about them attached to a story. Its easy to stand on the sidelines and pass judgement and assume things.
Heidi May 10, 2012 at 12:12 PM
Jennifer thank you for clarifying to Jennifer W that Jenny passed in the afternoon!!!! How dare people put information on here that is not true!!. This is a terrible situation and the family is dealing with it the best they can so please please STOP PUTTING WRONGFUL INFORMATION ON HERE!!!!! RIP JENNY you will truly be missed!!
james May 10, 2012 at 10:20 PM
To clearify to everyone accident reconstruction personel will always show up at an accident scene when a commercial motor vehicle is involved and there is any type of injury fatal or non-fatal i now this to be fact as i am a cmv operator (truck driver)

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