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DUI is suspected after a wrong-way driver caused a three-car crash on Route 41 in Highland Park Sunday evening. Four people were transported to the hospital.

The Highland Park Police Department and Highland Park Fire Department responded around 10:15 p.m. Sunday to Route 41 between Old Elm Road and Route 22 in Highland Park for a vehicle crash.

A vehicle was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes and crashed head-on into two northbound vehicles, Highland Park Communications Manager Amanda Civitello said.

Emergency crews arrived and found three vehicles with moderate to heavy damage, Highland Park Fire Chief Joe Schrage said.

According to fire department radio traffic, one person was unconscious.

Crews had to use rescue equipment to extricate the occupants of one vehicle.

Paramedics transported four people to area hospitals, Schrage said.

Their exact conditions are unknown.

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Civitello said impairment is suspected and charges for driving under the influence (DUI) are pending.

The incident remains under investigation by the Highland Park Police Department.