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Police: Head-on crash kills one, injures another in Beecher

A head-crash south suburban Beecher Tuesday afternokilled one pershospitalized another | NVP News Video

A head-on crash in south suburban Beecher Tuesday afternoon killed one person and hospitalized another | NVP News Video

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Updated: September 22, 2014 12:10PM



One person died and another was hurt Tuesday afternoon in a head-on crash in Beecher, according to police.

Just after 1 p.m., a car and a sport utility vehicle hauling a small trailer were southbound on Route 1 about a mile north of Eagle Lake Road, according to Illinois State Police.

The car pulled into the northbound lane of Route 1, attempting to pass the SUV, but the driver realized the car would not be able to complete the pass with a semi truck approaching in the oncoming lane.

The car then tried to cut back into the southbound lane but struck the rear of the trailer being pulled by the SUV, police said. The impact caused the SUV driver to lose control and cross into the northbound lane, where the vehicle was struck by the semi truck.

The SUV driver was killed in the crash, police said.

The Will County coroner’s office could not be reached Tuesday evening to confirm the fatality.

The driver of the car was taken to St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

No charges had been filed as of Tuesday evening as state police continued to investigate the crash.

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