4 injured, 2 critically in Aurora crash

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Four people were injured, two of them critically, in a six-vehicle crash Monday morning in west suburban Aurora.

The crash happened at 6:43 a.m. at DuPage Parkway and Route 56 when a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu driven east by 22-year-old Terrence L. Rush of Aurora attempted to pass several cars, causing a westbound 2015 Chevrolet Malibu driven by a 60-year-old Naperville man to swerve and sideswipe it, according to Aurora police. The Malibu driven by Rush then collided head-on with a westbound 2015 Nissan Sentra driven by a 37-year-old Romeoville woman.

A westbound 2008 Mazda driven by a 38-year-old Naperville man; a westbound 2000 Honda Odyssey driven by a 33-year-old North Aurora woman; and an eastbound 2002 Dodge Caravan driven by a 32-year-old West Chicago man also collided with the Malibu and the Sentra, police said.

A 22-year-old North Aurora man driving the Malibu; and a 37-year-old Romeoville woman driving the Sentra, were both critically injured in the crash, police said. The driver of the Sentra was airlifted to a suburban hospital, while the driver of the Malibu was taken to an Aurora hospital.

The Naperville woman, who was driving the Mazda; and the 33-year-old North Aurora woman, who was driving the Odyssey, were both treated and released at an Aurora hospital, police said.

Rush was charged with improper lane usage, police said. There were no signs that impaired driving led to the crash.

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