Three people were seriously injured in a crash Wednesday afternoon in Elwood.
Illinois State Police responded about 3 p.m. Wednesday to the intersection of Route 53 and Hoff Road in Elwood for a reported crash, according to a news release.
The crash involved an SUV and a commercial motor vehicle. Three people were taken to an area hospital with serious injuries. Both northbound and southbound lanes of Route 53 were shut down about 4 p.m.
“Please use caution in this area, as emergency personnel are still on the scene,” the release said.
It was reported that at least one individual needed to be removed from a vehicle, and a medical helicopter was required.