Two people killed in Stephenson County crash identified

ORANGEVILLE (WREX) — The two people killed in a crash in Stephenson County on Friday are identified.

The crash happened just after noon Friday on Route 26 0.5 miles north of Orangeville Road, just outside of Orangeville.

According to the Stephenson County Sheriff’s Office, a Kia Seoul was going south bound on Route 26 when it crossed the center line and collided with a GMC truck.

Officials say the driver of the Kia, 41-year-old Anna Carpenter, and her passenger, 84-year-old Lyman Carpenter, were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

The driver of the truck, 37-year-old Erik Buss was airlifted to Mercyhealth in Rockford.

There are no updates on Buss’ condition at this time.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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