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Fatal Two-Car Crash In Manhattan, Illinois

There was a fatal two-car crash in Manhattan, Illinois this afternoon.

In this car crash, one person was declared dead at the scene of the car accident. Another person died after being taken to a hospital.

According to Illinois State Police (ISP), the accident happened as a car was heading northbound on Illinois Route 52. Shortly after 1:30 p.m., when it was near Cedar Road, the driver lost control of the car, and it collided with (got “t-boned”) by a Ford SUV traveling southbound.


One female passenger in the car was pronounced dead at the scene. The female driver of the car died after being taken to a local hospital. A second passenger in the car was also hospitalized.

The driver of the SUV, a male, was uninjured during this car crash.

According to the ISP, slippery roads were a factor in the crash.

Visibility was also said to be poor.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the January 18, 2014 Chicago Tribune article titled “2 dead, 1 critically injured in crash near Manhattan” as well as the January 18 abc7eyewitnessnews article titled “Snow blamed for fatal Manhattan crash.”

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