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2 taken to hospital after Lakewood crash

LAKEWOOD – Two people were transported to the hospital Monday morning after a multi-car crash at the intersection of Routes 47 and 176, according to the Lakewood Police Department.

Authorities were called to that area at around 6:30 a.m. for a report of a two-vehicle accident with minor injuries.

A vehicle traveling north on Route 47 collided with a car attempting to make a left turn onto southbound Route 47 from west Route 176, police said. The driver and passenger of the northbound vehicle, a man and woman, were later transported to Centegra Hospital - Woodstock with injuries not considered life threatening.

The driver of the other vehicle, William C. Thomfohrda, 67, of Marengo, was cited for improper turn at an intersection.

Traffic was diverted away from the intersection for more than a half hour while police investigated.

— Lawerence Synett

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