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2 dead in traffic crash near Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling

A passenger of a box truck was ejected and pronounced dead on a nearby taxiway.

A plane flies out of Chicago Executive Airport.
A plane flies out of Chicago Executive Airport.
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Two people were killed in a traffic crash Wednesday just outside Chicago Executive Airport in northwest suburban Wheeling.

A box truck went through a stop sign about 7:35 a.m. at Wolf Road and Messner Drive and struck an SUV in the intersection, according to a statement from Wheeling Police Deputy Chief Joseph Licari.

After the vehicles collided, they went through a fence and came to rest on airport property.

A passenger of the box truck was ejected and pronounced dead on a nearby taxiway, Licari said. The driver of the SUV also died at the scene.

One of the victims was identified as David Sosa, 26, of Chicago, by the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The other was 40-year-old Humberto Urbano of Prospect Heights.

The driver of the box truck was seriously injured and taken to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.

The crash did not appear to affect airport operations, Licari said.

Wolf was closed in both directions between Palatine and Hintz roads until 2:45 p.m.