STEPHENSON COUNTY, Ill. (WTVO) — Two people were killed in a five-car accident which involved a total of nine passengers Sunday night on IL RT 26.
The Stephenson County Sheriff’s Office says they received a call around 6:37 p.m. Deputies found five vehicles, including an RV, involved in a fiery wreck on RT 26 near Winslow Road.
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Two of the vehicles were reportedly on fire. Deputies and bystanders were able to extinguish one of the fires before the fire department arrived.
Three of the nine passengers were treated and released at the scene.
Four were transported to local hospitals with injuries.
Two were pronounced dead at the scene. Names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Police say the investigation into the crash is ongoing.