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Two men killed, third seriously injured in crash in Lyons

SHARE Two men killed, third seriously injured in crash in Lyons
SHARE Two men killed, third seriously injured in crash in Lyons

Two people were killed and a third was seriously injured in a crash Monday evening in west suburban Lyons.

The two-car accident happened about 6:20 p.m. at 44th Place and First Avenue, according to Lyons village spokesman Ray Hanania.

He said a vehicle was southbound on First Avenue attempting to turn left onto 44th when it struck another vehicle that was northbound on First. Witnesses said both vehicles were traveling with a green light through the intersection.

The driver and passenger in the first vehicle were killed, Hanania said.

They were identified as 60-year-old William Molthop of Roselle, and 62-year-old Vincent Neri of Melrose Park, Hanania said. Both were pronounced dead at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office confirmed the deaths. Autopsies were scheduled for Tuesday.

The driver of the second vehicle, a 23-year-old Berwyn man, suffered serious injuries, and was also taken to Loyola, he said.

The crash is being investigated by Lyons police and Illinois State Police.

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