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Authorities are investigating a traffic accident in northern Illinois, that has taken the life of a Cedar Falls couple.


It happened Wednesday (June 6), at the intersection of Illinois Highway 94 and Highway 135, near Monmouth, in Warren County.

A westbound car on 94, driven by 84 year old Miriam Temple of Cedar Falls, had stopped at the stop sign, but then proceeded into the intersection, into the path of a northbound car driven by 29 year old Robert Gates of Aledo, Illinois.

Temple's car was struck in the driver's side; she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her passenger, her husband 86 year old Thoburn Thompson also of Cedar Falls, was taken to a Peoria hospital, where he died.

Gates, the other driver, as well as 2 of his passengers, were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

No charges have been filed, however the accident remains under investigation.