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Brothers killed in head-on crash near Huntley

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Two brothers were killed in a head-on crash early Wednesday near northwest suburban Huntley.

The crash happened at 5:28 a.m. on U.S. Route 20 north of Harmony Road in unincorporated Riley Township, according to the McHenry County sheriff’s office.

A 1999 Volkswagen Jetta was heading north on U.S. Route 20 when the driver lost control of the car and it went into the southbound lanes, striking a 2013 Ford F-550 Super Duty truck, according to the sheriff’s office. Both vehicles went off the road.

The driver of the Volkswagen, 31-year-old Leonardo Rangel-Jimenez, and his passenger, 35-year-old Alejandro Rangel-Jimenez, were pronounced dead at the scene at 5:55 a.m., according to the McHenry County coroner’s office.

Leonardo died from blunt trauma to the head and chest; and his brother, Alejandro, died from blunt trauma to the head, according to the coroner’s office. Both lived in Elgin.

The driver and passenger in the Ford were not injured.

Everyone in both vehicles were wearing their seatbelts and the airbags deployed, according to the sheriff’s office.

The crash remains under investigation by the sheriff’s Major Crash Investigation Unit.