Thursday, Dec 12, 2013
One Dead in Johnson County Crash
JOHNSON COUNTY -- One person is dead after a traffic accident in Johnson County.
It happened just before 8 a.m. Thursday on Interstate 24 near mile post 12.
Illinois State Police say a silver 2005 Honda was eastbound on I-24 when it hit the back of another vehicle, then swerved off the road and struck two trees.
Police say a passenger in the Honda was killed. The driver was flown to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana for treatment of major injuries. Their names are not being released at this time.
According to police, two people in the other vehicle were not injured.
Illinois State Police continue to investigate.
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