2 dead, 5 hurt in three-car crash near Genoa

Published: Nov. 28, 2022 at 1:33 PM CST
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GENOA, Ill. (WIFR) - A devastating crash just outside of Genoa killed two people and sent five to the hospital.

Crews responded just before 8 a.m. Monday to IL-23 just north of Ellen Drive.

According to first responders, a 49-year-old man driving southbound on IL-23 crossed the center line, hitting a vehicle head-on in the northbound lane. The vehicle that was struck had six people in it.

A third vehicle with a 74-year-old driver was also involved in the crash. That driver was treated at the scene and then released.

Two passengers were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, 39, and three more passengers, ages 23, 26 and 37 were taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Their conditions are unknown at this time.

DeKalb County Sheriff’s deputies say the crash remains under investigation and charges are pending.