A pickup truck crashed into a semitruck’s trailer and caught fire, resulting in the death of the driver. The incident occurred in Campton Township when the pickup truck ran a stop sign at an intersection. The driver of the pickup truck was identified as Juan J. Galvez and was pronounced dead at the scene. The semitruck’s dash camera footage confirmed that the pickup truck had disregarded the stop sign. The semitruck driver was unharmed. The crash is currently being investigated. Shaw Local News Network reported
A photograph depicting a tragic incident involving a pickup truck and a semitruck in Campton Township has been shared. According to the Kane County Sheriff’s Office, the pickup truck driver failed to stop at a junction, resulting in a collision with the semitruck’s trailer. The impact caused the pickup truck to catch fire, resulting in the driver’s fatality. Upon arrival at the scene, authorities found the vehicle engulfed in flames. The deceased driver has been identified as Juan J. Galvez, residing on Country Life Drive, Maple Park. Galvez was trapped inside the pickup truck, which had become wedged beneath the semitrailer and was positioned sideways in front of the rear trailer axle. The fire caused significant damage to both vehicles. The semitruck was equipped with a dash camera, which captured footage of it traveling south on Route 47, passing through the intersection with Beith Road. The reflection in the semi’s passenger-side mirror revealed the presence of the pickup truck, approaching from the east on Beith Road. Disobeying the stop sign, the pickup truck collided with the semitruck’s trailer and immediately burst into flames. A witness behind the semitruck confirmed that the pickup truck had failed to stop and that the semitruck was not exceeding the speed limit. Fortunately, the semitruck driver escaped unharmed and was discharged at the scene. The investigation into the crash is ongoing. After being closed for most of the day on Tuesday, Route 47 has now reopened..