Two teens killed in crash in Virgil Township

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 11/6/2016 12:43 PM
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  • Skid marks lead off the road at the intersection of Meredith and Beith roads in Virgil Township, where two Kane County teens died Saturday when their pickup truck collided with a semi truck.

    Skid marks lead off the road at the intersection of Meredith and Beith roads in Virgil Township, where two Kane County teens died Saturday when their pickup truck collided with a semi truck. Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • A pile of corn spilled from a truck Saturday after it collided with a pickup truck at Meredith and Beith roads in Kane County. Two teens in the pickup truck were killed in the crash.

    A pile of corn spilled from a truck Saturday after it collided with a pickup truck at Meredith and Beith roads in Kane County. Two teens in the pickup truck were killed in the crash. Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Insurance investigator Peter Smith of HRYCAY Consulting Engineers, Inc. surveys the scene of a fatal crash that killed two Kane County teens Saturday at the intersection of Meredith and Beith roads in Virgil Township.

    Insurance investigator Peter Smith of HRYCAY Consulting Engineers, Inc. surveys the scene of a fatal crash that killed two Kane County teens Saturday at the intersection of Meredith and Beith roads in Virgil Township. Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Skid marks lead off the road at the intersection of Meredith and Beith roads in Kane County as insurance investigator Jeffrey Golden of HRYCAY Consulting Engineers, Inc. surveys the scene of a crash that killed two teens Saturday.

    Skid marks lead off the road at the intersection of Meredith and Beith roads in Kane County as insurance investigator Jeffrey Golden of HRYCAY Consulting Engineers, Inc. surveys the scene of a crash that killed two teens Saturday. Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • The remnants of a downed power pole covered in corn kernels rests on a trailer Sunday. The pole was knocked down when a pickup truck and semi truck hauling corn collided Saturday at the intersection of Meredith and Beith roads in Virgil Township, killing two Kane County teens.

    The remnants of a downed power pole covered in corn kernels rests on a trailer Sunday. The pole was knocked down when a pickup truck and semi truck hauling corn collided Saturday at the intersection of Meredith and Beith roads in Virgil Township, killing two Kane County teens. Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • The intersection of Meredith and Beith roads in Virgil Township was the scene of a crash Saturday that killed two Kane County teens.

    The intersection of Meredith and Beith roads in Virgil Township was the scene of a crash Saturday that killed two Kane County teens. Mark Black | Staff Photographer

Two teenage boys were killed in a two-vehicle crash in Virgil Township Saturday night, authorities said.

Arthur Stenger, a 16-year-old from Montgomery, and Elijah Vajgert, a 16-year-old from Maple Park, were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash near Meredith Road and Beith Road, Kane County Sheriff's officials said.

Arthur, the driver, and Elijah, the passenger, were riding in a 2002 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck west on Beith Road and stopped at the stop sign for the intersection.

For an unknown reason, the truck pulled into the intersection and was struck by a 1979 Peterbilt semi hauling corn and traveling south on Meredith Road about 5 p.m., the sheriff's office said.

After the collision, the vehicles rolled over and knocked down a utility pole and power lines nearby.

The 60-year-old driver of the semi truck was treated and released at the scene, according to the sheriff's office.

The Kane County Sheriff's Office and Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team continue to investigate the crash. No tickets have been issued as of Saturday night.

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