On Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at approximately 8:20 p.m., Oswego Police responded to an accident in the 7000 block of US Route 71.
A minivan, driven by Efren Favela-Santellanes, 42- years old from Aurora, was northbound on Route 71 when he lost control of the vehicle and entered the southbound lane. An SUV that was traveling southbound was unable to avoid striking the minivan, in essence T-boning the minivan on the passenger side.
Santellanes and his two passengers were injured in the crash and transported from the scene for treatment. The driver of the SUV, a 26-year old female from Montgomery, was not injured. Santellanes was cited for Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident. Route 71 was closed in both directions for approximately five hours.