A Positive Identification

By: 23 Weekend News
By: 23 Weekend News

Dental and medical x-rays helped identify three victims of a fiery crash that shut down I-90 on Friday.

The Winnebago County coroner's office has released the victims’ names.

Three semi-trucks and a car collided and caught on fire just north of Riverside Boulevard Friday around 11:30 a.m. One of those trucks and the car both caught fire, killing those inside.

The driver of the semi has been identified as 49-year-old Lauren Pessman of Clinton Iowa. The two people in the car were 79-year-old Donald Barber and his wife, 74-year-old Arlene Barber. The two were residents of Rantoul, Illinois. Their pet dog was also killed in the crash.

The two other truck drivers walked away refusing medical attention.


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