Benton Woman Killed in Crash


By WSIL Manager


MADISON COUNTY, Ill. -- A Benton woman was killed and her daughter hurt in a single car accident early Monday morning in Madison County.

A passerby reported the crash off Route 4 just after 2 a.m. Monday.
The Madison County Coroner's Office says Nichole Reginato, 26, of Eldorado, fell asleep at the wheel and struck a tree.

Nichole Reginato was flown to a St. Louis hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Her passenger, Diana Reginato, 44, of Benton, was pronounced dead at St. Joseph's Hospital.

Illinois State Police are investigating the crash. Funeral arrangements are pending.

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