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2 dead, 1 seriously injured following police pursuit that ended in a fiery crash in Fox Lake

Police investigate a deadly crash following a police chase that ended near Route 173 and Converse Road near Fox Lake Sunday evening | Photo: Woo-Sung Shim / Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

Two people were killed and another was seriously injured following a police chase that started in Wisconsin and ended in a fiery crash on Route 173 near Fox Lake, authorities said.

The pursuit began in Genoa City, Wisconsin when police spotted a 1994 Toyota Camry traveling at a high rate of speed, according to the Fox Lake Police Department. The chase crossed the Illinois state line into Spring Grove.

The Toyota, driven by a 28-year-old man, was traveling eastbound on Route 173 west of Converse Road in Fox Lake when it went off the roadway and hit several trees on the north side of the road, police said.

The car burst into flames and police officers and a passing motorist attempted to extinguish the fire and remove the occupants from the car.

Two 18-year-old women, who were passengers in the Toyota, and the 28-year-old man were transported by ambulances to area hospitals, police said. One of the women and the 28-year-old man were later pronounced dead.

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The other woman suffered serious injuries and remains hospitalized. The Fox Lake Police Department and Major Crash Assistance Team continue to investigate the crash.

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