UPDATE: Several people were taken to a local hospital following a crash Monday night in Peoria.

Officials say just after 9:30 p.m., the Peoria Fire Department responded to the area of W. McClure Ave. and N. University St. for a crash involving two vehicles.

When first responders arrived, they found one car with extensive front-end damage with a passenger trapped inside. The jaws of life were used to free the passenger, who was then taken to an area hospital with serious injuries.

A second passenger already out of the vehicle before the fire department arrived was also taken to the hospital. The occupants from the other vehicle were treated on scene and transported by AMT.

The Peoria Police Department had the area closed to traffic until just before 1:00 a.m. Tuesday.

Police are currently investigating the crash.

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — A two-vehicle crash caused several road closures in Peoria Monday.

According to Peoria Emergency Communications Center Supervisor Corey Strube, University has been shut down from McClure to MacQueen, as well as part of westbound McClure.

Peoria Police Public information Officer Semone Roth stated that officers received a call regarding the crash at 9:35 p.m. At the scene, Police Lieutenant Jared Ginglen said one person was sent to the hospital in serious condition.

Drivers are encouraged to find alternate routes and avoid the area.

This story will be updated when more information becomes available.