Police: Rainfall contributed to fatal Will County crash

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Police said heavy rainfall played a role in a fatal head-on crash Saturday morning in southwest suburban Custer Park.

Cameron A. Latour, 18, was driving a Chevrolet Monte Carlo eastbound on Route 113 near West River Road in Custer Park at 6:11 a.m. when the car lost control and struck a westbound semi truck, according to the Will County coroner’s office and Illinois State Police. Custer Park is in unincorporated Will County, about 60 miles southwest of Chicago.

Illinois State Police Sgt. George Del Rio said the roads were wet and the Monte Carlo was likely traveling too fast for conditions.

Latour, who lived in Custer Park, was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:20 a.m., the coroner’s office said. A preliminary autopsy determined he died of multiple injuries he suffered in the crash.

The man driving the semi truck suffered minor injuries in the crash and was taken to Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, police said.

No citations or charges were issued.

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