Three sent to hospital after semi rear ends two cars in Pecatonica

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PECATONICA, Ill. (WIFR) -- Three people were sent to the hospital after a crash that involved a semi and two cars Wednesday on Route 20 in Pecatonica.

The crash happened shortly after 11 a.m. at an intersection directly across from the Illinois State Police District 16 headquarters.

All injuries are believed to minor or non-life-threatening, according to Illinois State Police.

Police say the semi was heading westbound on Route 20 when it approached the intersection of Pecatonica Road.

A Jeep Cherokee and a Honda CRV were both stopped westbound on US Route 20 at the intersection. Police say the semi failed to reduce speed, rear-ending both cars.

Traffic was diverted in the area, causing some delays in the late morning and early afternoon hours.

ISP says the crash is under investigation and charges are still pending.