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Car crash kills two

VERMILION COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) -- Two people are dead after their cars collided. 

It happened about 6:20 pm, Wednesday, on Route 1, between Hoopeston and Rossville. A minivan and a pickup were involved. 

The 52-year old man driving the pickup died on the scene after crossing over the center line and hitting the minivan head on. Authorities aren't sure why the vehicle crossed the center line.

The 59-year old woman driving the van was airlifted to the hospital where she later died. 

Police rerouted traffic for hours because of the accident. The crash is under investigation. 

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