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April 14 2010 - 2 teens killed in car-truck crash near Waubonsee Community College
Two teens from North Aurora, Illinois were killed and another man was injured in a crash Wednesday involving a car and garbage truck near Waubonsee Community College.
The crash occurred at about 1:50 p.m. on Illinois Highway 47, north of Sugar Grove, according to Kane County sheriff’s spokesman Pat Gengler.
A garbage truck was traveling north on Illinois 47 approaching the entrance to Waubonsee when a southbound car began to turn into the entrance, he said.
The truck couldn’t stop in time, striking the vehicle’s passenger side, he said. There are no traffic control devices at the intersection.
The driver and passenger in the car both died in the accident. The driver, identified as Ryan Sherrod, 18, of North Aurora, Illinois died at the hospital, the sheriff’s office said.
The passenger, identified as Brandon Utley, 19, of North Aurora, was pronounced dead on the scene, the sheriff’s office said.
The driver of the garbage truck was taken to Mercy Center Hospital in Aurora with non-life-threatening injuries.
No tickets had been issued and it was not known if drugs or alcohol were involved, according to a Kane County news release. The investigation was continuing.
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