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Five people were injured crash 200 block East Roosevelt Road early Saturday police said. / phoby NVP News..

Five people were injured in a crash in the 200 block of East Roosevelt Road early Saturday, police said. / photo by NVP News..

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Updated: January 18, 2014 11:16AM

Five people were injured — four seriously — after a two-vehicle crash near the south end of Grant Park early Saturday.

About 2 a.m., a Toyota Camry and a Hyundai Elantra were in the 200 block of East Roosevelt when one of the vehicle struck a pole, said police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer, citing preliminary information.

The driver of the Camry, a 17-year-old boy, and one of his passengers, a 18-year-old man, were both taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, police said. The driver of the Elantra, a 30-year-old woman who was the sole occupant of her car, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Two other passengers in the Camry — a 17-year-old boy and 17-year-old girl — were also taken to Northwestern, police said.

Four of the individuals injured in the crash were listed in serious-to-critical condition, and one person was in fair-to serious condition, Fire Media Affairs spokesman Joe Roccasalva said.

The cause of the crash was not immediately known as Area Central detectives investigate.

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