Three killed in taxi crash

June 27, 2009 It happened early Saturday morning on Lake Cook Road near Park Hill Drive in Kildeer, the scene borders with Barrington and Deer Park.

The crash involved a taxi cab and a grey Lexus. They collided head on. Both drivers were killed.

Two passengers in the Lexus were also injured, one of them, 23-year-old Octavio Carrera of Palatine, later died at Good Shepherd Hospital. There were no passengers in the cab.

The taxi driver, 51-year-old Jozef Zwalinski of Palatine, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Lexus, 22-year-old Alonso Ramos-Gomez of West Dundee, was also pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident is now under investigation.

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