Fatal Saline County Accident


By WSIL Manager

UPDATED: 8:02 P.M. SUNDAY JUNE 22, 2014

SALINE CO. -- Illinois State Police say 18-year-old Machaela Sherrod of Harrisburg has passed away in a vehicle crash Sunday afternoon. 

It happened shortly after 12 p.m. on Tuller Road, about a half mile south of Highway 45. ISP says she was driving south on Tuller road with one other person when she somehow drove off the road, down an embankment, and flipped.

Sherrod was not wearing a seat belt and became trapped in the car. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The other passenger, 22-year-old John Gould of Omaha, was wearing his seat belt and was eventually airlifted to an Evansville hospital.

A friend of Macheala tells News 3 she goes by the name Katie. She and John just got married on Saturday. She also just graduated high school.

The cause of the crash is still being investigated.



SALINE CO.  -- The Illinois State Police is investigating a fatal vehicle wreck in Saline County. Deputy Coroner Sean Watson confirmed one person was killed Sunday afternoon on Tuller Road, about a mile and a half south of highway 45.

Watson says it happened shortly after 12 p.m. It was a single vehicle crash with two passengers inside. Calls to ISP have not been returned.
Stay with News 3 for more updates.
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