The crash happened around 4 p.m. when a pickup rear-ended a car at the intersection of County Home Road and North Troy Road, pushing that car into another pickup. Five people were inside the car and two died at the scene.
Three others were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, according to the Linn County Sheriff’s office. Linn-Mar High School issued a release Friday morning stating two of their students were involved in the crash, one was killed and the other is in critical condition. The drivers of the two pick-up trucks were not injured.
The names of those involved in the crash have not been released.