UPDATE: One Dead in 3-Vehicle Machesney Park Accident

UPDATE: One man is dead after a three-car accident in Machesney Park Wednesday night.

According to the Winnebago County Coroner's Office, the autopsy is expected to be done today. We'll update you as we learn more.

MACHESNEY PARK (WIFR) -- A busy Machesney Park intersection remains closed after police say a three car accident sends a six year old and a driver to the hospital.

It happened just after 7:00 p.m. Wednesday near Highway 251 and Forest Hills Road. Investigators say the driver of the car crashed into a Chevy Suburban at the stop light, causing a chain reaction. The driver of the car was airlifted to a local hospital with serious injuries.

A six year old boy in the car and the woman driving the gray SUV were taken by ambulance to the hospital. The woman driving the Suburban escaped injury.

Officers are trying to figure out why the man wasn't able to stop.

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