Officials: Passaic man among 3 men killed in Greyhound crash in Illinois

The Madison County coroner says that Juan Vasquez-Rodriguez, of Passaic, died when the bus crashed on Interstate 70 in Highland, Illinois.

Matt Trapani

Jul 14, 2023, 2:33 AM

Updated 337 days ago

Share:

Officials say that a New Jersey man was among three men killed in a Greyhound bus crash in Illinois on Wednesday.
The Madison County coroner says that Juan Vasquez-Rodriguez, of Passaic, died when the bus crashed on Interstate 70 in Highland.
Two other people were killed and more than a dozen others were seriously injured.
Police say that the bus was headed from Indianapolis to St. Louis when it hit three commercial vehicles parked on the exit ramp to a rest stop.
The vehicle was equipped with cameras facing both inward and outward, and their video will be analyzed, National Transportation Safety Board member Tom Chapman said. He added that the 2014-model bus had seatbelts.
A team of NTSB investigators is expected to be on-site for up to six days, and Chapman said the trucks' presence on the ramp “will be a part of this investigation.”
A GoFundMe page was set up to raise money to help the family of Vasquez-Rodriguez transport his body to Peru. A family friend who set it up, Gabriela Benitez, wrote in Spanish that Vasquez-Rodriguez left Peru “looking for a future and a better future for his entire family. There are no words to comfort at a time like this and that is why financial aid would help them alleviate the great sorrow a little.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.


More from News 12
0:26
Authorities: Paramus man obtained COVID-19 relief loans for business that closed before pandemic

Authorities: Paramus man obtained COVID-19 relief loans for business that closed before pandemic

0:58
Sunny skies, warm temperatures and breezy conditions in New Jersey

Sunny skies, warm temperatures and breezy conditions in New Jersey

1:43
Severe thunderstorms on Friday cause damage across New Jersey

Severe thunderstorms on Friday cause damage across New Jersey

1:02
Police: Armed suspect barricaded at Woodbridge gas station

Police: Armed suspect barricaded at Woodbridge gas station

0:53
New Jersey will soon see a stretch of 90-degree days. Here’s how to stay safe

New Jersey will soon see a stretch of 90-degree days. Here’s how to stay safe

0:38
Jersey Proud: Battleship New Jersey comes to Paulsboro this weekend before heading back to Camden

Jersey Proud: Battleship New Jersey comes to Paulsboro this weekend before heading back to Camden

2:01
Police in New Jersey say burglars are using Wi-Fi jammers to target homes. Here's what you need to know.

Police in New Jersey say burglars are using Wi-Fi jammers to target homes. Here's what you need to know.

1:05
Wyckoff native Kevin Jonas diagnosed with skin cancer

Wyckoff native Kevin Jonas diagnosed with skin cancer

0:31
NJ attorney general: Identities of officers, suspect in Woodbridge shootout released

NJ attorney general: Identities of officers, suspect in Woodbridge shootout released

0:24
Pulaski Skyway to close in both directions this weekend

Pulaski Skyway to close in both directions this weekend

1:13
Local veterans receive donated cars on Flag Day

Local veterans receive donated cars on Flag Day

2:13
Boating expert offers tips on how to stay safe on the water this summer

Boating expert offers tips on how to stay safe on the water this summer

1:52
Water service restored to Newark apartment buildings after days without service

Water service restored to Newark apartment buildings after days without service

0:27
Cat rescued from a tree in Jackson Township

Cat rescued from a tree in Jackson Township

2:02
About 70 firefighters help put out fire that damaged 2 Middlesex homes

About 70 firefighters help put out fire that damaged 2 Middlesex homes

0:23
Police: 1 arrested in undercover prostitution, drug investigation at Secaucus go-go bar

Police: 1 arrested in undercover prostitution, drug investigation at Secaucus go-go bar

2:03
A legacy lives on: This Father's Day, a NJ coach turns to the lessons from his dad

A legacy lives on: This Father's Day, a NJ coach turns to the lessons from his dad

0:29
Supreme Court strikes down Trump-era ban on rapid-fire rifle bump stocks, reopening political fight

Supreme Court strikes down Trump-era ban on rapid-fire rifle bump stocks, reopening political fight

Is your dad awesome? New Jersey tell us why your dad rocks!

Is your dad awesome? New Jersey tell us why your dad rocks!

1:58
What shows do the Tony Award nominees want to see? This is what they said.

What shows do the Tony Award nominees want to see? This is what they said.