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3 dead, including baby, in Will County crash

The victims included a 3-month-old girl, a 23-year-old female passenger and a 22-year-old male driver, state police say.

A man, 21, was critically hurt in a hit-and-run crash Jan. 25, 2021 in West Pullman.
Three people died in a Will County crash Nov. 2, 2020.
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Three people from Steger died, including an infant, after a car crashed into a tree and burst into flames early Monday near Peotone in Will County.

The victims included a 3-month-old girl, a 23-year-old female passenger and a 22-year-old male driver, Illinois State Police said in a statement.

Investigators determined their vehicle entered a ditch about 12:30 a.m. on northbound Illinois Route 50 a quarter mile south of Wilmington-Peotone Road.

The vehicle then struck a tree and started on fire, state police said. Illinois Route 50 was closed for an investigation until 2:20 a.m.

The Will County coroner’s office has not released the victims’ names.