Two people were killed early Saturday morning when the vehicle they were in collided with this semi-truck at 79th Street and Roberts Road in Bridgeview. (Photo supplied by Bridgeview Police Department)

Two people were killed early Saturday morning when the vehicle they were in collided with this semi-truck at 79th Street and Roberts Road in Bridgeview. (Photo supplied by Bridgeview Police Department)

2 passengers die in early morning Bridgeview crash

By Bob Bong

A man and a woman were killed early Saturday morning when the passenger vehicle they were traveling in at speeds of more than 115 miles per hour crashed into a semi-truck at 79th Street and Roberts Road.

Bridgeview police said the car was coming from the Palos area when it struck the semi-truck about 4:20 a.m. at the intersection that divides Bridgeview and Justice.

Police said the deceased were passengers in the car. Two others in the car, including the female driver, survived with minor injuries. The driver of the semi-truck also survived with minor injuries.

Police closed the intersection but were managing to get traffic out of the way as the investigation continued.

Police did not identify the victims of the crash.

6 Comments

  1. Bugsy Y on July 17, 2022 at 10:21 am

    Don’t drink and drive. Simple as that. Next.

  2. Burbank Rob on July 17, 2022 at 4:56 pm

    Nobody said they were drinking, but it wouldn’t be a surprise.

  3. Mighty Thor on July 18, 2022 at 5:28 am

    I always saying “ Speed Kills “, but speeders are not listening until it happening to him/her.
    East of Robert rd speed limit is 35mph and west of Robert rd on 79th street speed limit is 45 mph, and she did 115 mph!!!

    • Lukas on July 22, 2022 at 9:23 am

      The semitruck had front axle and engine and transmission ripped off, that car must have been doing more than 115. Semi engine weights more than 2000lbs with front axle and radiators it will be more than 4000lbs. In addition they probably ran a red light. Unbelievable recklessness from the car driver.

  4. M Perri on July 18, 2022 at 8:36 am

    At 4:20 AM on a Sunday, and not drinking? Please.

  5. Tilly on July 23, 2022 at 4:39 pm

    It is just sad, that the driver walks away with a scratch and yet 2 passengers are gone forever. So far no names or charges have been released. Unfortunately, it is too late for her to learn from her mistakes.

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