55-year-old truck driver dies in Woodstock crash

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A man died in a crash Wednesday morning in northwest suburban Woodstock.

The three-vehicle crash happened at 6:52 a.m. on Route 176 at Franklinville Road, according to the McHenry County sheriff’s office.

A 2008 Pontiac Vibe was traveling east on Route 176 when it rear-ended a 2013 Dodge Dart that was stopped, waiting to turn north onto Franklinville, the sheriff’s office said.

The collision caused the Dodge to be pushed into the westbound lane of Route 176, where it was struck by a 1999 Peterbilt semi dump truck, the sheriff’s office said. The truck then rolled, skidded over the westbound lane and struck several trees on the side of the road.

The driver of the semi, a 55-year-old Barry G. Serio of Crystal Lake, was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:55, according to the coroner’s office. He died from blunt force injuries to the head.

The driver of the Dodge, a 29-year-old woman from Marengo, was taken to Centegra Hospital in Woodstock for observation and later released, the sheriff’s office said. The driver of the Pontiac, a 28-year-old man from Woodstock, was taken to Centegra Hospital in Huntley, also for precautionary measures, and was later released. Both drivers were wearing seat belts and both airbags deployed.

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