2 killed in fiery head-on crash in Will County, Illinois State Police say

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Tuesday, March 7, 2023
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Two people were killed after a pickup truck and passenger vehicle crashed on Route 113 near Bauer Road in Will County, officials said.

WILL COUNTY, Ill. (WLS) -- Two people were killed in a fiery head-on crash in Will County on Tuesday, Illinois State Police said.

The crash happened just south of Wilmington on Route 113 near Bauer Road, police said. The crash involved two vehicles, a pickup truck and a passenger vehicle, which were fully engulfed in flames after the collision.

Two people in the pickup truck were pronounced dead, police said. One person in the passenger vehicle was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

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Emergency crews were still on the scene at 6 a.m., and Route 113 was closed between Irish Lane and Bauer Road while officials investigated. All lanes have since reopened.

Authorities did not immediately provide further information about the crash.