Early Monday morning a car accident involving two vehicles in New Lenox Township, Illinois left two men dead and seriously injured three others.
The accident happened before 3:00 a.m., at which time two vehicles crashed through a fence just east of Schoolhouse Road and hit a pipeline near Moni Road, causing an explosion.
According to New Lenox Mayor Tim Balderman, a police officer was able to get three men away from the burning cars; however, two other men were in vehicles engulfed by flames.
According to a March 5 Chicago Tribune article, titled “Cops: Two cars in fiery pipeline crash were drag-racing” indicates that:
“The survivors of the crash told police they were “racing one another” and “driving at a high rate of speed,” a Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman said.
The industrial area in which the accident occurred is said to be known as a place for drag-racers.
Additional information and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the aforementioned Chicago Tribune article, the morrisdailyherald.com story of March 5 titled “Crash, explosion leave 2 dead, 3 injured in Will County in Morris, Illinois” and the Will County Sheriff’s Office March 5 Press Release titled “Investigation Continues In New Lenox Township Fatal Accident.”
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