According to the Chicago Tribune, the fatal crash occurred at 319 W. Indiana 8 around 4:14 pm Tuesday.
Police say the accident occurred when a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer tried to avoid rear-ending a vehicle stopped for traffic in the eastbound lanes and veered into the westbound lane. The SUV was struck by an oncoming dump truck.
Amber Fitzgerald, 45, Bonnie Sowles, 68, and Hannah Cullen, 7, were all pronounced dead the scene. All were occupants of the Mountaineer. A fourth passenger, a 15-year-old girl, transported to Franciscan Health Crown Point before being airlifted to Loyola University Medical Center.
The accident remains under investigation.