DECATUR — Five people were taken to local hospitals Wednesday evening after a two-vehicle crash at West McKinley and Oakland Avenues, the fire department said.
Battalion Chief Jeff Hott said first responders were called to the scene at about 6:15 p.m. after a minivan and a four-door sedan collided at the intersection. Three adults and one child were in the minivan, while one adult driver was in the sedan, he said.
Hott said the four in the minivan were transported by ambulance to Decatur Memorial Hospital and the sedan driver requested to be taken to HSHS St. Mary's Hospital.
He described all of their injuries as minor, and said no other injuries were reported at the scene.
Traffic was blocked on Oakland at McKinley for roughly half an hour as first responders worked the scene of the crash. While Oakland Avenue was completely blocked at 6:30 p.m., all lanes were cleared and reopened shortly before 7 p.m.
Hott said Decatur police and multiple Decatur ambulances also responded to the crash with the fire department.
Police Sgt. Adam Jahraus said he could not immediately provide further information about the crash Wednesday night, as it was still under investigation.