The crash happened just before 7 p.m. Sunday at the U.S. 20 bypass at Henderson Road. The accident involved three vehicles
Sixteen-year-old Chase McAuliffe of Benton, Wisconsin died after the car he was driving crossed the median and slammed into an eastbound car. McAuliffe's passenger, a juvenile, was airlifted to St. Anthony Medical Center.
At last report, the passenger is in critical condition. The driver of the other car and a passenger were taken to Freeport Memorial where they were treated and released.
Illinois state police are trying to figure out what caused McAuliffe to veer into the other lane of traffic.