Three killed in Kankakee crash identified

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Three people killed in a single-vehicle crash Monday morning in downstate Kankakee have been identified.

Kankakee County sheriff’s deputies found the crash about 5 a.m. at Route 45 and the I-57 exit ramp, according to a statement from Kankakee police.

The vehicle appeared to have been southbound on Route 45, left the road and struck a traffic light at the southbound exit ramp of I-57, police said. The vehicle continued about 75 feet into a ditch.

The driver, who was ejected from the vehicle, has been identified as 25-year-old Lukas Frye of Milford, according to the Kankakee County coroner’s office. He was dead at the scene.

Two passengers, identified as 56-year-old Randy Gates of Kankakee and 43-year-old Eddie Sarkozi of Iroquois, were also pronounced dead at the scene, according to the coroner’s office. All three of their autopsies were pending further studies.

A third passenger walked away from the wreckage and was taken to a hospital, police said.

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