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2 killed in wrong-way driver crash on Route 53 in Elk Grove Village

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ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. (CBS) – Two people are dead following a crash involving a wrong-way driver in Elk Grove Village Sunday morning.

The crash happened around 1:59 a.m. on Illinois Route 53 at Biesterfield Road.

Illinois State Police said a car was traveling southbound on Route 53 from Golf Road in the northbound lanes when it struck another vehicle head-on.

The drivers of both cars were pronounced dead on the scene.

Traffic was diverted to Route 53 northbound to Biesterfield for investigation. All lanes reopened around 5:38 a.m. 

No further information was immediately available. 

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