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Man killed in crash, teen passenger later dies from injuries

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Two people have died after a vehicle left the roadway on I-80 and overturned multiple times.

The Illinois State Police said Saturday, August 2, 2014 around 5:15 p.m. a 2002 Ford Explorer was heading westbound on I-80 northeast of Ottawa at milepost 93 when the vehicle left the roadway and rolled.

Police said 58-year-old Steven Cervantez, who was driving, died from his injuries. Two passengers were airlifted to the hospital. One of those passengers, a 16-year-old from Galesburg, died at the hospital on Sunday.

The Galesburg Register-Mail reported that the 16-year-old passenger was Jason Maulden, a baseball player with the Galesburg American Legion who was heading into his senior year at Galesburg High School.

The other passenger, according to the Register-Mail, was his mother Keisa Henry, who was seriously injured.  Cervantez, the driver, was Maulden’s grandfather, according to that report.

The crash is still under investigation, according to the police.

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