Two dead in collision with semi east of the Quad Cities

PAW PAW, Illinois -- Two people from Rockford died when the car they were in collided with a semi east of the Quad Cities.

The deceased were identified as Ryan Lishman, 23 and Venus Jackson, 37.

The car was headed westbound on Illinois Route 30 when it went into a lane of oncoming traffic, according to a statement from the Lee County Sheriff's Department.  The car collided with an eastbound semi, killing the driver and a passenger in the car.

It happened around 10:45 p.m. Saturday, March 24th, the statement said.

The sheriff's department said the semi driver refused medical treatment.