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Police say no serious injuries after crash splits car in half

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(UPDATE 10:40 PM) -- The Peoria Fire Department has released more details in a crash that split a car in two.

A release says both cars sustained "major damage" after one car struck the other on the passenger's side around 8:20 PM.

The sedan split in half at the rear seat.

Three people were in the cars, and all three were out of the cars by the time first responders arrived.

They were all taken to the hospital with "moderate injuries," the release said.

The intersection of War Memorial and Sheridan was closed for about an hour before the scene was cleared around 9:15 PM.

Authorities have not released which, if any, party was responsible for the crash or if any citations have been given.

PEORIA (WEEK) -- Peoria Police and Fire responded to a two-car accident at the intersection of War Memorial Drive and Sheridan Road before 9:00 PM Monday. Upon arrival, one of the two vehicles that collided had split completely in half in the roadway.

The driver of the 4-door sedan that was split was the only occupant of the car, a police officer on the scene said.

Three people involved were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

An officer on the scene said the driver of the car appeared to run a red light while following a family member in a different vehicle through the intersection.

The intersection was closed for about an hour to clean up the scene.

Kyle Beachy

Kyle Beachy is a Multimedia Journalist for 25 News and Heart of Illinois. Born and raised in Kokomo, Indiana, he attended Indiana Wesleyan University where he studied Education and played baseball. He comes to us from Columbus, Ohio where he received a Master’s Degree from The Ohio State University.

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