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Joliet man critically injured after multi-vehicle crash in Crest Hill

Semitrailer driver cited for improper lane use; crash still under investigation

A 68-year-old Joliet man was critically injured Thursday afternoon after a four-vehicle crash involving a semitrailer on Weber Road.

Crest Hill police responded about 4 p.m. Thursday to the area of Weber Road and Tomich Court for a multi-vehicle crash with injuries, Chief Ed Clark said.

When police arrived, they found the Joliet man unconscious in a Toyota Corolla, which was facing south in the northbound lanes of Weber Road.

He was taken to Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in critical condition, Clark said, and remained critical Friday morning.

Illinois State Police also responded to the scene to assist in the investigation and helped shut down Weber between Caton Farm Road and Knapp Drive.

Preliminary investigation showed Nello Pacilio, 36, of Bloomingdale, was driving a semitrailer north on Weber Road when he tried to change lanes. A Ford Taurus traveling in the right northbound lane was trying to pass the truck at the time, and the two vehicles collided.

The crash caused the Ford to end up in the southbound lanes, striking the Toyota. The Toyota also hit a Subaru Forester.

Part of Weber Road was closed for about six hours Thursday evening, and Nello was cited for improper lane use, Clark said.

Both Crest Hill and Illinois State police continue to investigate the incident.

No one else was injured.

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