2 dead and 1 hurt in a car crash on Illinois Route 33



(An earlier version of this story contained an error about how the crash occurred. That information has been corrected. We apologize for the error.)

EFFINGHAM, Ill. (WCIA) — Illinois State Police reported a car crash that happened on Wednesday afternoon caused two deaths and one person hurt.

According to police officers, at about 3:00 p.m., two people in a maroon Buick Lacrosse were driving on Illinois Route 33 at County Road 1300N when they crossed the center line and hit a black Chevrolet Silverado in the other lane.

The people in the Buick Lacrosse were taken to a local hospital with serious injuries. They were both later pronounced deceased. The victims were 82-year-old Ronald Kyle (the driver) and 81-year-old Sally Kyle, both from Shumway.

The driver of the black Chevrolet Silverado was also taken to the hospital with serious injuries. He was identified as Ryan Wendt — a 36-year-old man from Effingham.

The ISP Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit is investigating the incident.

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