Two people hospitalized after striking utility pole in Rockford

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Two people had to be extricated from a car after it crashed into a utility pole at N. Central and Sherman avenues Wednesday morning.

The crash happened at 9:22 a.m., according to Rockford Police.

The car was headed southbound on Central when the driver lost control, wrapping the car around the pole.

The Rockford Police Department says the 19-year-old driver and 21-year-old passenger were taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Police said speed and weather conditions were believed to have been factors in the crash.

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