JOLIET, Ill. (CBS) — Two children suffered life-threatening injuries Sunday afternoon, and four adults were also injured, in a crash on Route 30 in Joliet.
Around 3:30 p.m., Joliet police were called to Route 30, or Plainfield Road, at North Frederick Street for the crash.READ MORE: Family Escapes House Fire In Brighton Park
A 20-year-old Plainfield man was driving a sedan west on Route 30 approaching North Frederick Street when he lost control and crossed over to the eastbound lanes, police said. The man struck a sport-utility vehicle that was headed east on Route 30, being driven by a 40-year-old New Lenox man.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Rising Temperatures Through The Weekend But Snow Possible Next Week
Six people were rushed to area hospitals, police said. The driver and passenger in the sedan and the driver and passenger in the sport-utility vehicle were all taken to AMITA St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet with non-life-threatening injuries.
But two boys, ages 8 and 14, who had also been in the SUV, were taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said.MORE NEWS: Families Fight To Keep Memorial Trees Offered Through Chicago Park District After Being Told Of Golf Course Plans
The Joliet police Traffic Unit was investigating the crash Sunday night.