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Two people are dead and four others seriously injured in a five-vehicle crash  that occurred at 6:48 p.m. Tuesday in the 13500 block of U.S. 67, the Rock Island County Sheriff’s Department said.

The preliminary investigation shows that a northbound vehicle entered the southbound lane and struck a southbound vehicle head-on. The drivers of both vehicles were pronounced dead at the scene.

Three other vehicles became involved in the crash at or near the initial head-on collision.

Sheriff’s deputies said that four people were transported to a local hospital with serious injuries, while two other people declined additional medical treatment after being checked at the scene by paramedics.

The names, ages, and hometowns of those killed and injured will be released after families are notified.

The crash remains under investigation by the Rock Island County Sheriff’s Department.