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Police: 1 killed in 3-vehicle Port Barrington crash involving dump truck

PORT BARRINGTON – Lake County Sheriff’s investigators are still trying to determine what color the traffic lights were at the time of a three-vehicle crash that killed one person Friday.

Sheriff’s spokesman Christopher Covelli said police were dispatched about 11:15 a.m. to the intersection of Darrell and Roberts roads in Port Barrington for a crash.

Preliminary investigation showed a Peterbilt truck was traveling west on Darrell Road and entered the intersection at Roberts Road while a Jeep was headed south on Roberts Road and entered the same intersection at about the same time, Covelli said in an email.

The front of the Peterbilt struck the driver’s side of the Jeep, and then a Buick that was going east on Darrell Road was struck after the initial crash, Covelli said.

The driver of the Jeep was pronounced dead at the scene. The drivers of the Peterbilt and Buick were uninjured.

Police are not identifying the person who was killed, other than to say he was male, until they can notify next of kin.

Covelli said the crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigation Unit.

Responders from the Wauconda Fire District and the Nunda Fire Department responded, and the Cary Fire Department was returned prior to its arrival.

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