A double fatality crash occurred Thursday afternoon on Route 1 between Crete and Beecher, according to Illinois State Police.
At 12:10 p.m., the four-vehicle crash took place just south of Goodenow Road. State police stated in a news release that they responded to the scene of the incident, which involved a semitrailer, two pickup trucks and one passenger vehicle.
Route 1 was closed after the crash, but it reopened about 5:30 p.m. Thursday. State police still are investigating the incident.
The identification of the victims had not been released by the Will County Coroner’s Office as of Thursday night.