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6 People Injured In Joliet Crash, Including 2 Children Who Suffer Life-Threatening Injuries

JOLIET, Ill. (CBS) -- Two children suffered life-threatening injuries Sunday afternoon, and four adults were also injured, in a crash on Route 30 in Joliet.

Around 3:30 p.m., Joliet police were called to Route 30, or Plainfield Road, at North Frederick Street for the crash.

A 20-year-old Plainfield man was driving a sedan west on Route 30 approaching North Frederick Street when he lost control and crossed over to the eastbound lanes, police said. The man struck a sport-utility vehicle that was headed east on Route 30, being driven by a 40-year-old New Lenox man.

Six people were rushed to area hospitals, police said. The driver and passenger in the sedan and the driver and passenger in the sport-utility vehicle were all taken to AMITA St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet with non-life-threatening injuries.

But two boys, ages 8 and 14, who had also been in the SUV, were taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said.

The Joliet police Traffic Unit was investigating the crash Sunday night.

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