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 ,  and 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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CJ April 17, 2012 at 08:57 PM
I feel for the family and especially the daughter who was driving, my very deepest condolences and prayers. I agree with the above comments, I've seen so many accidents at this intersection. I hope the Village takes heed and improves the area for all of us. Street sweepers and snow plowers are notorious for driving too fast. God Bless, take good care of yourselves.
Paulie Gualtieri April 18, 2012 at 01:42 AM
I'm just curious as to why Orland Park Police responded to an vehicle accident at that intersection. I always thought that it fell under the jurisdiction of Tinley Park and/or Orland Hills as that's who I've seen respond to prior accidents at that intersection and also who I've seen conducting traffic stops arround that intersection.
TP Karen April 18, 2012 at 02:50 AM
Speed definitely needs to be monitored along that stretch of LaGrange. It also is a very dark stretch of road that could use a few street lights from I-80 northward. Tinley/Orland Park should take a look at this before more deaths follow. Drivers, however, should be responsible behind the wheel and heed stop lights!! How very sad.
Abusuwwa April 18, 2012 at 08:03 PM
Our prayers with them. Hope for quick recovery for all of those injured.
trobinson April 19, 2012 at 09:46 PM
so sad.


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