DIXON, Ill. (WIFR) -- UPDATE: The victims have been identified as follows:
Rory Miller, age 59 of Amboy
Ryan S. Miller, age 30 of Oregon
Critical Condition at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Rockford:
Michael Koster, age 20 of Sterling
Treated and Released from St. Anthony’s:
Kyler Acklund, age 20 of West Brooklyn
UPDATE: Officials say two are dead and two others were taken to the hospital after a pipeline explosion near Dixon, Ill. It happened Tuesday morning, Dec. 5, 2017, as they were doing tiling work in the field.
UPDATE: On WIFR's website, they have confirmed the Lee County Coroner has been called to the scene.
ORIGINAL: Several crews are on the scene of a possible pipeline explosion on a field in Dixon.
The Lee County Sheriff's Department has closed Route 38 between Nachusa Road and Robbins Road.
At this time investigators have not confirmed what led to the explosion near the area of Nachusa Road and Route 38.
Witnesses tell WIFR a farmer may have been using farming equipment in that area when they struck the pipeline.
We'll continue to bring you updates as they become available both on-air and online.