Illinois man dies in fiery crash after pickup truck gets trapped under semi, catches fire in Kane County

A man was killed in a fiery crash in Kane County early Tuesday.

At about 5:18 a.m., Kane County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the area of Illinois Route 47 and Beith Road for a reported crash.

When deputies arrived, they located a semi-truck in the southbound traffic lane of IL Rt 47 with a vehicle underneath the trailer that was engulfed in flames.

The semi-truck contained a dash camera, and upon review, it was determined that the semi traveling southbound on IL Rt 47 was passing through the intersection with Beith Road.

At the same time, a small pickup truck was traveling eastbound on Beith Road and ran a stop sign.

The pickup truck then crashed underneath the semi's trailer and immediately burst into flames.


The pickup truck driver became entrapped in his vehicle, which was underneath the semi-trailer, pinned sideways in front of the rear trailer axle. He died at the scene.

The driver of the pickup truck has been identified as 49-year-old Juan J. Galvez of Maple Park. 

The driver of the semi-truck had no injuries and was released at the scene. 

A witness behind the semi-truck confirmed the vehicle disobeyed the stop sign and that the semi was not speeding.

The investigation is ongoing.