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.

On June 4, three former students died when their at Route 126 and Schlapp Road near Oswego.

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 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 in the fatal July 14 crash.

xenia September 17, 2012 at 04:54 PM
People should worry about themselves before they criticize anyone. My cousin passed away in this accident if he made a bad decision he is now paying for it, with his life. No one is a perfect human being so simply please check urself before you are so inconsiderate others feeling when they lose a loved one no matter what the circumstance is. And for all those who have sent prayers thank you .
BitterBluePoison September 18, 2012 at 08:46 PM
My suggestion is to move to Germany if you prefer their rules but don't restrict my rights ...I didn't crash my vehicle. you people should re-read your comments... did you really intend to sound that stupid!?
Tim September 18, 2012 at 09:13 PM
Driving is not a 'right'. Careful who you call stupid.
Oswego Mom September 18, 2012 at 10:06 PM
drinking? call a cab or bring a designated driver. Can't afford it? don't drink outside your home. It's simple. When are people going to finally get that point? when they're dead on the side of the road watching their dead corpse be pronounced? Come on, people. Texting, drinking, doing drugs -- these are not activities that should be done while driving. It may not be your life you are putting in jeopardy but every time you do any of these things ... and driving, you are putting SOMEONE's life in danger.
Oswego Mom September 18, 2012 at 10:08 PM
I'm sorry for your family that your cousin made a gravely bad choice. Others have made gravely bad choices that have taken friends and family members from me -- they were completely innocent. It's hard for me to shed tears, when he was the one who apparently made the choice that led to his demise. Thanks be to God no one else was injured. Prayers of healing to your family.


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