Two sent to hospital from U.S. 20 crash

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Two people were sent to the hospital after a crash Tuesday on U.S. 20 in Rockford.

Authorities say three people and two cars were involved in the crash. It happened on U.S. 20 near the Alpine Road exit.

It's unknown what caused the crash, but the victims' injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening.

Traffic heading east on U.S. 20 is backed up several miles as of rush hour. One lane is closed down while Illinois State Police investigate the crash.

Drivers are encouraged to use an alternate route until traffic clears.