EFFINGHAM, Ill. (KMOV.com) -- Three St. Louis residents were killed and three others injured on Saturday in a crash on I-70 in Illinois, police said. 

Illinois State Police said a multi-vehicle crash on Saturday on I-70 near Effingham, Illinois took the lives of three Wildwood residents. 

Virginia Abrams, 59, Marleen Murphy, 61, and Matthew Murphy, 63, were identified as the victims on Sunday.

Around 11 a.m., a truck collided with an SUV driven by Abrams near a construction area. The crash happened when the truck driver failed to reduce his speed in time, police said.

Three other passengers were taken to a hospital.

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