Victims identified in double fatality south of Milan, Ill.-UPDATE
The Rock Island County Coroner Brian Gustafson has identified the victims in Tuesday night's fatal crash on Route 67 as 35-year-old Terrence T. McClay of Aledo, Ill. and 35-year-old Dennis A. Swinford Jr. of Sherrard, Ill.
Both were drivers in separate vehicles. They both died at the scene at 8:32 p.m.
An autopsy is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, February 15, 2018. the investigation is ongoing.
UPDATE: Rock Island officials say two people have died as a result of a 5-vehicle crash in the 13500 block of Route 67. That is just about one mile south of Castle Junction, Milan.
Shortly before 7 p.m. Tuesday night (Feb. 13), crews responded to the crash and preliminary investigation shows that a northbound car entered the southbound lane and struck a southbound car head-on. Three other cars then became involved in the crash shortly after.
Both drivers of the cars that hit head-on were pronounced dead at the scene. Four other people were involved and were transported to local hospitals with serious injuries, two people were checked at the scene and declined further medical treatment.
The names, ages and hometowns of those involved in the crash are not being released at this time to notify their families.
The crash remains under investigation by the Rock Island County Sheriff's Department. Route 67 was closed in both directions for several hours as deputies investigated the crash.
ORIGINAL: An accident on U.S. Route 67 in Rock Island County has part of the road blocked off. It's south of Milan on the two-lane road. First responders are diverting traffic at 127th Avenue as well as NN so drivers should avoid the area for now.
There's no word on how many vehicles are involved or any injuries. We have a KWQC crew on the way. Check back for updates.