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2 killed in Route 23, Bunker Hill Road crash

Crash temporarily closed Route 23 between Lembcke, Dunham roads

A two-vehicle collision early Friday morning killed two Harvard men, ages 18 and 48, according to a news release from the McHenry County Sheriff's Office.

The preliminary investigation indicates a 2003 Toyota Prius driven by the 48-year-old victim was northbound on North Route 23 when it crossed the center line and hit head-on a southbound 2016 Freightliner Cascadia driven by a 57-year-old Wisconsin woman.

The driver and passenger of the Prius were pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The driver of the Freightliner wasn't injured.

Everyone involved in the crash was wearing their seatbelts and airbags deployed on the Prius, police said.

The investigation is ongoing by the McHenry County Sheriff's Office Major Crash Investigation Unit and the McHenry County Coroner's Office. The identities of the men killed had not been released as of Friday afternoon.

The McHenry County Sheriff's office closed Route 23 near Bunker Hill Road for several hours Friday morning due to the crash. The office issued an alert saying the road was closed about 4:30 a.m. Friday, and it reopened at about 9:15 a.m., according to a second alert.

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