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Multiple-car crash on Highway 150 shuts down traffic

ORION, Illinois -- Multiple people were injured in a crash involving three drivers: a 20-year-old, a 16-year-old and a 15-year-old.

Highway 150 was shut down near Orion, Illinois around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 7, when three vehicles crashed, according to a statement from the Henry County Sheriff's Office.

The 16-year-old driver was stopped on IL Rt. 150, preparing to turn left onto 1500 North when a 20-year-old in a Dodge car rear-ended the pickup, said the statement.

The sheriff's statement explained that the impact from the crash forced the pickup into the southbound lanes.  The pickup was then hit by a southbound Kia, driven by a 15-year-old.

The 16-year-old in the pickup refused medical treatment at the scene, said the statement.  The 15-year-old was airlifted from the scene and two passengers were taken to the hospital via ambulance.

The 20-year-old was taken by ambulance from the scene.  She was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

There was no word on any of the victims' conditions.

Highway 150 was closed between 1520th Avenue and 200th Street.