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2 critically injured in separate crashes at same Kane County intersection

Two people were critically injured in separate traffic crashes at the same west suburban intersection within hours of each other on Friday and Saturday in Kane County.

About 4:30 p.m. Friday, a van heading eastbound on Beith Road blew a stop sign and slammed into a southbound SUV at the intersection of Illinois Route 47 in unincorporated Campton Township, according to the Kane County Sheriff’s office. The crash site is about 18 miles northwest of Aurora.

Both drivers were taken to Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva. The 63-year-old Norridge man at the wheel of the van suffered potentially life-threatening injuries, police said.

About 14 hours later, another serious crash happened just west of the intersection in unincorporated Virgil Township.

A semi was blocking Beith as it backed into a driveway about 6:40 a.m. Saturday when a car traveling west slammed into its trailer, police said.

The car’s driver had to be airlifted to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove with life-threatening injuries, police said. The semi driver wasn’t hurt.

The crashes weren’t thought to be related. No traffic tickets have been issued for either crash as sheriff’s police investigate.