Fatal Crash Temporarily Shuts Down Route 37

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By Janna Kennedy

WILLIAMSON CO.- The Williamson County Sheriff's Department is investigating a single vehicle crash that left two people dead.

The crash occurred on Friday, December 23 at 10:17 p.m. Police say Garrett Jarvis, 37 of Goreville and Jennifer O'brien, 37 of St. Johns, Florida were traveling southbound on Illinois Route 37 when their car left the highway and struck a tree and caught on fire.

Both Jarvis and O'Brien were pronounced dead at 11:30 p.m.

Illinois Route 37 was closed for several hours.

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