BC Sheriff

One person is dead and another hospitalized after a crash in Bureau County Tuesday night.

According to Sheriff James Reed, deputies responded after 11:30 to a crash on U.S. 34 at 2100 North Avenue. All three occupants were taken to Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton. The vehicle's driver, a 27-year-old woman from Elkhorn, Wisconsin, died of her injuries. A 22-year-old man from Marengo, Illinois, was airlifted to OSF Peoria for treatment. A four-month old was treated at Perry and released to family. The names of the victims are withheld pending family notification.

Fire and EMS crews from Malden, Princeton and Mendota all responded, as did Princeton police. The Bureau County Sheriff's Office and Coroner are investigating the crash.

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