2 Dead in Wheeling Crash Near Chicago Executive Airport

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Two people were killed in a crash Wednesday morning that shut down Wolf Road near the Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling, police said.

The crash occurred near the intersection of Wolf Road and Messner Drive, spilling onto the western side of the Chicago Executive Airport property.

Wheeling police said two vehicles appeared to have collided with one another at about 7:35 a.m., then crashed through a fence and came to a stop on airport property. Two people were found unresponsive and transported to the Cook County Medical examiner, where they were pronounced dead.

The identity of the two people who died was unknown Wednesday morning.

Video of the scene showed a box truck turned on its side with debris scattered onto the roadway, as well as an SUV flipped upside down.

Authorities had appeared to close Wolf Road between Hintz and Palatine roads as they remained on the scene.

Jamie Abbott, the director for the Chicago Executive Airport, said the crash didn't occur on airport property, but made it through one of the fences and spilled onto the second runway, which remained closed as police investigated.

Abbott added that no airport personnel, equipment or aircrafts were involved in the crash, noting that the main runway was still open and the airport was cooperating with the investigation into the incident.

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