CRETE TOWNSHIP – Two men in a Chevy Malibu were killed Thursday when the driver swerved into the path of an oncoming semitrailer on Route 1, state police said.
Mark D. Smith, 48, of Beecher, was driving the car, and James J. Krawczykowski, 53, of Crown Point, Indiana, was a passenger, according to the Will County Coroner's Office.
They were pronounced dead at the scene.
State police said Friday that the two men were the only people injured in the incident.
The collision occurred at 12:10 p.m. about a mile south of Goodenow Road in Crete Township.
The Mailbu swerved into the northbound lane and collided head-on with the semitrailer, state police said.
Two other vehicles involved in the incident were parked construction vehicles.