Pregnant mother and child killed in crash near Beecher; 2 other children hospitalized

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BEECHER, Ill. -- A woman and child were killed in a crash near Beecher Monday morning.

Three others -- including two children --were injured.

Around 8:30 a.m., 29-year-old Lindsey Schmidt and her three young children were in a Subaru at the intersection of Yates and Corning when their car was hit at high speed by a pickup truck.

The driver of the truck was a man in his 20s who was on his way to work when he ran a stop sign.

Schmidt and her 1-year-old son, Kaleb Schmidt, died at the scene.

Her two other children, ages 4 and 7, were taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Schmidt was four months pregnant.

The driver of the truck suffered minor injuries and is cooperating with the investigation. He says he had his cruise control set to 55, which is the speed limit.

There's no indication of drugs or alcohol.

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