The DuPage County coroner’s office have released the names of the four women killed in a roll-over crash that occurred Thursday morning on westbound I-290 near Addison - a western suburb of Chicago - according to a Chicago Tribune report posted on Friday.
The women are identified as Maria Duran, 44, of Chicago, Juanna Anaya, 44, of Chicago, Donna Mejia, age and address unknown, and Maria Orellana, age and address unknown.
The four women were en route to their temporary job in the western suburbs on Thursday morning when the SUV they were driven in rolled down an embankment. There were also three men in the vehicle – a 2003 Ford Explorer – who were reportedly injured seriously in the accident, also. The men - whose ages are 28, 43, and 51 – were taken to local hospitals.
The driver of the van, Margot Santillan, 31, of Chicago, was driving too fast when the accident occurred, and has been cited for a number of traffic violations, including driving without a valid license and insurance, driving on a suspended vehicle registration, improper lane usage, and failing to reduce speed. It was a one-vehicle accident. Santillan was treated and released by Thursday afternoon from Glendale Heights’ Adventist Glen Oaks Hospital. Alcohol and drugs did not play a role in the accident.
According to the report, three of the four women who died in the accident were ejected from the SUV as it was rolling down the embankment. The drive and another woman who was sitting in the front of the vehicle had seat belts on. It is believed that none of the other occupants had seat belts engaged.