UPDATE: Oswego Man Died Friday Morning in Route 126 Crash
Yorkville police suspect alcohol was a factor.
A 24-year-old Oswego resident died after he was thrown from his Chevrolet Equinox about 1:10 a.m. Friday on Route 126 west of Route 71, Yorkville police said.
Marco Reyes, of Ridgefield Way, was headed east on Route 126 before the curve near Identa Road when the vehicle went to the right, overcorrected, crossed Route 126, hit a culvert and rolled, police said. The vehicle came to rest upside-down.
Reyes was pronounced dead at the scene. Police found beer bottles and containers, including at least one that was partially full, and Reyes had a strong odor of alcohol about him, Yorkville Deputy Police Chief Donald Schwartzkopf said.
Passersby came upon the accident and called police. Police have found no witnesses to the accident, Schwartzkopf said.
This is the fourth fatal accident along Route 126 this summer - and the second this week.
Robert James Jr., 63, of Yorkville, was driving east on Route 126 between County Line and Ridge roads shortly before 6 a.m. Monday when his four-door Mercury crossed into the westbound lane, hitting a box truck. State police said the driver of the truck attempted to avoid the Mercury but couldn’t, and wound up striking an eastbound Kia.
James was extricated and taken to Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
Plainfield residents Brian Herrera and Tyler Montgomery, both 19, were pronounced dead at the scene. Alexis Banuelos, 18, of Naperville was taken to Rush-Copley Medical Center, where she was also pronounced dead.
Just more than a month later, motorcyclist Ron Oswald of Minooka was killed went a Dodge Durango SUV struck a smaller vehicle at westbound Route 126 and County Line Road.
The impact forced the car into the eastbound lane, where it struck Oswald, a 57-year-old member of Will County ABATE and the Warriors Watch Riders.
The family riding in the car — a mother, father, infant and toddler — were extricated from the vehicle and taken to Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox.
The driver of the Durango, 24-year-old Andrew Henderson of Palos Park, was charged with aggravated DUI in the fatal July 14 crash.