DES PLAINES, Ill (CBS) – Two people are dead, and three others including two children are hurt after a car crashed into a building in Des Plaines Sunday afternoon.
The crash happened in the 400 block of East Northwest Highway around 12:16 p.m.
Des Plaines Police said a 2007 Honda Utility vehicle, driven by a man, 71, was traveling eastbound on Northwest Highway when he crossed the westbound lanes of traffic, exited the roadway, and struck the building.
a woman, 42, and a man, 80, were struck by the vehicle as it left the roadway, police said.
They were taken to a local hospital where they were pronounced dead.
The driver of the vehicle was also transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The vehicle was also occupied by two children at the time of the crash. Neither suffered serious injuries.
Streets are closed off in the area due to a gas leak from the building. Des Plaines Fire Department is working with Nicor to secure the area.
Investigators do not believe drugs or alcohol played a role in this incident.
Investigation into the crash is ongoing.
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