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    Two dead, one seriously hurt after Loda crash

    By Simmy Wood,


    LODA, Ill. (WCIA) — Two people are dead and one is seriously hurt following a car versus motorcycle crash in Loda.

    At 1:08 p.m. on Sunday, Iroquois County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the intersection of Oak and Washington Streets. A preliminary investigation suggests that the motorcycle tried to make a left-hand turn and the car failed to slow down to avoid running into it.

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    The 35-year-old car driver, identified as Amber Garrelts of Loda, and the 60-year-old motorcycle passenger, Greta Naese of Chebanse, were severely injured and taken to nearby hospitals. They were later pronounced dead.

    The motorcycle driver, 65-year-old Lester Naese of Chebanse, remains seriously hurt in a local hospital.

    The Buckley Fire Department and EMS, Gibson City EMS, the Illinois State Police and the Loda Fire Department all assisted Iroquois County Sheriff’s Deputies at the scene.

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