2 critically injured in multi-vehicle crash in Aurora

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AURORA, Ill. -- Five people were injured, two critically, in a six vehicle crash in Aurora this morning.

Police say a 22-year-old man was driving a Chevy Malibu heading East on Butterfield Road. The driver was passing several vehicles at a high rate of speed when it ran out of room and sideswiped an oncoming car near Eola Road, police said.

The Malibu then ran head on into another car driven by a 37-year-old woman from Romeoville. She was airlifted to a nearby hospital
Several other vehicles wound up in a flooded field next to the road.

The driver of the Malibu was charged with improper lane usage, according to police. He and the driver in the head on collision were critically injured.

Butterfield between Eola and Farnsworth was closed until 1 p.m. while the crash was being investigated, Aurora police said.

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