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1 killed in pickup truck, semi crash

May 22, 2019

By Daily Journal staff report

A Kentucky man died of injuries following a crash involving a pickup truck and semi-tractor tanker trailer on U.S. Route 45/52 at 3400N Road on the Kankakee/Iroquois county line on Monday.

Raul Maya, 51, of Dry Ridge, Ky., was pronounced dead at Riverside Medical Center. He was a passenger in a Dodge pickup truck pulling a trailer.

The driver of the pickup, Jesse M. Maya, 26, of Dry Ridge, Ky., and another passenger also of Dry Ridge, Ky., were taken to local hospitals with injuries.

The driver of the semi was also taken to a local hospital with injuries.

A preliminary investigation by Illinois State Police District 21 indicated the pickup was traveling eastbound on 3400N Road at Route 45/52 at approximately 6:37 p.m. The semi was traveling northbound on Route 45/52.

The pickup failed to yield at the stop sign and was hit by the semi.

Jesse Maya was issued a ticket for failure to yield at an intersection.