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Will County sheriff's deputies investigating 3-vehicle crash in New Lenox Township

A three-vehicle crash that left one person with life-threatening injuries is being investigated by the Will County Sheriff’s Office, according to a news release.

At about 9 p.m. Tuesday, a 70-year-old New Lenox man was driving southbound on Spencer Road in New Lenox Township when he failed to stop at a stop sign at Laraway Road, police said.

The Hyundai Sonata the man was driving crashed into a Volvo semitrailer that was driven by a 40-year-old Richton Park man, sheriff’s deputies said.

The semitrailer was struck behind the drivers’ door, causing the Richton Park man to lose control of the vehicle. The semitrailer went off the roadway and into a ditch, rolling onto the passenger side.

New Lenox firefighters responded to the scene and transported the man to Silver Cross Hospital where he was treated and released.

A third vehicle being driven by a 56-year-old woman was traveling west on Laraway Road and was unable to stop before striking the Sonata. The woman was taken to Silver Cross Hospital, where she also was treated and released.

The 70-year-old driver of the Sonata was extricated from his car and taken to Silver Cross Hospital with life-threatening injuries. As of Wednesday morning, he was listed in serious condition.

The 70-year-old may have experienced a medical condition prior the crash, police said.

Sheriff's deputies said no traffic citations had been issued as of Wednesday afternoon.

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