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3-car crash closes part of Route 59
By Justin Kmitch | Daily Herald Staff
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Published: 9/20/2007 12:16 AM

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No serious injuries were reported Wednesday after a three-vehicle crash that prompted authorities to close a stretch of Route 59 through West Chicago for roughly 45 minutes.

Police said the crash happened about 1:30 p.m. when Bruno Baxin, 23, of Elgin, was driving a 2003 Ford Mustang south on Route 59, near Brown Street.

Baxin was trying to pass a dump truck when he lost control of the car, which spun into the northbound lanes and hit an oncoming SUV.

"The Mustang was likely attempting to pass the truck and clipped it as he sped up," West Chicago police Sgt. Leo Aviles said. "The Expedition had no time to get out of the way."

Aviles said the intersection of Route 59 and Brown was closed while cleanup crews recovered the shattered remains of Baxin's car.

"Pieces of that car were everywhere," Aviles said.

Baxin was treated and released from Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield. Police ticketed Baxin for improper lane usage.

Neither of the other drivers were injured or cited.