UPDATE: 2 Dead, 1 Injured in 4th Street Automobile Accident

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SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Police Department reports officers responded to a one car accident at approximately 1:22 AM on Saturday, July 18.

A vehicle was traveling in the 500 block of South 4th Street in Springfield when it left the roadway and struck a tree. Two occupants were ejected from the vehicle. Officials pronounced them deceased at the scene. 22-year-old driver Devon Spencer of Springfield is being treated for non-life threatening injuries at Memorial Hospital.

Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards pronounced 28-year-old William Joseph Jones Jr and 25-year-old Roderick Pickett deceased at the scene of the accident.  Edwards says preliminary autopsy results reveal that both Pickett and Jones died from multiple blunt force injuries sustained in the crash.  Blood tests from the autopsies are still pending.

Edwards and the Springfield Police Department are continuing to investigate this crash. We will provide more information as it becomes available.

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