UPDATE: Police Don't See Early Indication of Drugs or Alcohol in Fatal Crash
A father, mother and 15-year-old daughter from Tinley Park all died after a three-car accident with a rollover in Orland Park Sunday night.
Updated, 12:10 p.m. Monday, April 16
Police did not find initial signs that drugs or alcohol played a part in a three-vehicle crash Sunday night that left three people dead and two others injured.
The Orland Fire Protection District, Tinley Park Fire Department and Orland Park Police Department were called about a rollover vehicle accident at 171st Street and LaGrange Road around 8:40 p.m. involving three vehicles.
A street sweeping vehicle was driving north on LaGrange Road when it struck a Toyota Camry turning left onto 171st Street from LaGrange, according to a release from the police department. The Toyota then struck a Ford pickup truck facing east on 171st at LaGrange, police said.
The street sweeper had rolled on its side, while the Toyota was heavily damaged and the truck showed signs of an impact on its front end.
Three people from the same address in the 17300 block of Queen Mary Lane in Tinley Park were killed. They all had to be removed through “heavy extrication,” according to a release from the Orland Fire Protection District.
Mother Wafieh N. Deis, 49, and daughter Samah N. Deis, 15, were pronounced dead at the scene, while husband and father Nazai M. Deis, 62, died later at Palos Community Hospital, according to a release from the police department. A 24-year-old woman who was driving the Camry, and is also a relative, was taken to Silver Cross Hospital, where she was treated for "non life-threatening injuries," police said.
The street sweeper driver was taken to Palos and later released. The two people in the truck refused treatment at the scene, according to the fire district.
The crash is still under investigation, and no charges have been filed as of Monday afternoon, according to police.
The call required six ambulances and five fire companies with extrication equipment.
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