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The Iroquois County Coroner has released the names of the two people who were killed in a crash on Interstate 57 earlier this week.

Coroner Bill Cheatum says 26-year-old Aaron Reed of Onarga and 21-year-old Tazia Crite of Pembroke Township in Kanakee County both died in the accident about five miles north of Paxton.

Police say Reed was traveling south on I-57 at mile-marker 266 at around 12:50 a.m. on Tuesday when for an unknown reason he crossed the center median and hit another car that was traveling north.

Police say a semi-truck driver that was also traveling north hit the second car causing the backseat passengers to be ejected.

Police say four others were injured including a three-week old infant, who was air-lifted to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. The infant's condition is unknown. Police say the other three were expected to survive.

Both lanes of I-57 northbound were closed for about eight hours so authorities could investigate the crash.