Occupants in two of the vehicles were uninjured. The girl and a woman in one of the vehicles were taken to a local hospital by paramedics. The woman was taken in stable condition while the girl was initially reported in serious condition. Her condition was later downgraded to critical condition by a physician at the hospital, according to the release.
The male adult driver who rear-ended the vehicles complained of pain and was taken by family members to a local hospital. It has not been determined if any of the victims were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash. It did not appear that alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash, according to the news release.
A portion of the eastbound lanes on Illinois were closed while the Fatal Alcohol Crash Team investigated the crash. The lanes were reopened at around 6:48 p.m. The crash remains under investigation by the FWPD and the Allen County prosecutor's office.