(JOLIET) An Iowa man died after his vehicle veered into oncoming traffic on Interstate 80 Monday afternoon in southwest suburban Joliet, police said.
About 4 p.m., the driver — identified by police as 31-year-old David Zenteno of Des Moines, Iowa — was traveling west on I-80 when his vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic in the eastbound lanes and struck two other vehicles near the Briggs Street exit, Illinois State Police said.
Zenteno’s vehicle flipped over in the collision and he was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
It was not known Monday night was caused Zenteno to cross the lanes, which were closed for three hours, police said.
(JOLIET) A 66-year-old man was killed in a five-vehicle crash on Interstate 80 in Joliet late Sunday morning.
About 11:25 a.m., Michael B. McCoy was behind the wheel of a Chevrolet pickup truck that crossed from the westbound lanes of the highway into oncoming traffic near the Chicago Street exit, according to Illinois State Police and the Will County coroner’s office
The truck hit an RV and four other vehicles, and McCoy, a Joliet resident, was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.
Two people from one of the other vehicles were taken to Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox and were released Sunday afternoon, state police said.
The driver of the pickup was at fault and no citations will be issued, police said.