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2 seriously hurt in crash after vehicle fails to yield near Milford

Publish Date: 2023, 02, 14

IROQUOIS COUNTY, IL — Two people, including a teenager, were hospitalized Friday after their vehicles collided at an intersection near west Milford, reports Daily Journal.

According to the Iroquois County Sheriff’s Department, the collision occurred at County Road 1000N and County Road 1800E, about two miles west of the city. Milford Fire Department crews and EMS personnel joined the ICSD at the scene.

Authorities said a 17-year-old juvenile was driving westbound on County Road 1000N at the same time a 35-year-old Homewood resident was driving northbound on County Road 1800E. At the intersection, the northbound driver, who had the stop sign, failed to yield to the juvenile driver’s right-of-way. Moments later, the front-end of the juvenile’s vehicle hit the passenger side of the northbound vehicle.

Officials said the impact of the crash left both drivers seriously injured and trapped in their vehicles, which sustained significant damage.

First responders rushed both drivers to Watseka’s Iroquois Memorial Hospital, and both were later airlifted to separate hospitals.

The sheriff’s department said the northbound driver was cited for “failure to yield right of way at a stop intersection.” No other details have been shared at this time.

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