Two killed in Highway 67 crash

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ROCK ISLAND COUNTY, Illinois -- Police are continuing an investigation into a head-on collision that killed two people and shut down part of Highway 67 on February 13.

Five vehicles were involved in the crash, which happened one mile south of Castle Junction, Milan, according to the Rock Island County Sheriff's Department.  The crash was reported at 6:48 p.m., Tuesday, Feburary 13th.

Dennis Swinford Jr., 35, of Sherrard, IL and Terrence McClay, 35, of Aledo, IL were both pronounced dead at the scene. The men's vehicles crashed head-on.

An autopsy for both of them is scheduled for February 15.

Authorities explained that a vehicle headed northbound went into the southbound lane and collided with a vehicle head-on.   Three other vehicles crashed into the scene.

Both drivers of the head-on crash were pronounced dead at the scene, said the sheriff's department.  Four other people were sent to the hospital with serious injuries.

Police are not releasing the names of those involved at this time.

The highway was closed in both directions for several hours as authorities investigated the crash site.

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