The Elgin Patch is reporting that two men have died as the result of a five-vehicle wreck that happened Tuesday morning in Bartlett.
Authorities state that the collision occurred at approximately 6:00 AM at Stearns and Munger roads. A Chevrolet Cobalt was proceeding westbound on Stearns when it went into traffic traveling in the opposite direction. The Cobalt ran into a Nissan Altima and a 2012 Land Rover, according to the Daily Herald news outlet. The subsequent collision caused debris to fly across the scene, striking two other vehicles in the process.
Dead is South Elgin resident Christopher Arbeen, 40, the driver of the Altima. He was declared deceased at the accident scene, the Herald reports. Miguel A. Flores, 23, of West Chicago, was a passenger in the Chevrolet and he also died from his injuries. He was received by St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates where he was declared deceased at approximately 4:00 PM on Tuesday afternoon.
The driver of the Land Rover, a 45 year old man who was not identified in the report, as well as 23-year-old driver of the Cobalt, were received by Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield with non life-threatening injuries.
There is a continuing investigation into this accident.
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