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Two women killed in Algonquin crash

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Daily Herald report

Two Algonquin women were killed Sunday afternoon in a three-vehicle crash in Algonquin that shut down Route 62 for several hours, authorities said.

A car was heading east at 3:12 p.m. when it crossed the centerline and hit two oncoming vehicles, according to a news release from Algonquin police. The collision occurred on the 900 block of East Algonquin Road between Sandbloom Road and Longwood Drive.

One woman was pronounced dead at the scene after her westbound car was struck head-on, McHenry County Coroner Anne Majewski said. The driver of the eastbound vehicle was taken to Centegra Hospital-Huntley, where she was pronounced dead at 3:48 p.m.

The identities of both women are being withheld pending family notification, Majewski said. Autopsies are scheduled for Monday.

The driver of the third vehicle was taken to the hospital for treatment, Algonquin police said. None of the vehicles contained passengers.

The coroner's office, Algonquin police and the Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team are investigating the crash.

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