Joliet crash leaves 2 dead

JOLIET, Ill. (WLS) -- Two people were killed in a crash in southwest suburban Joliet Monday morning, police said.

The crash occurred at the intersection of West Jefferson Street and Raynor Avenue at about 2:44 a.m., police said.

The crash involved a single vehicle that hit a tree at a high-rate of speed. Chopper 7HD flew over the scene with debris scattered across the intersection after the car split in two.

Two people were killed at the scene and a third was critically injured, police said.

The intersection remains closed as police investigate.

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Further details on the crash victims were not immediately available.
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