New details following crash on Route 166 - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois

New details following crash on Route 166

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Updated August 25, 2019 9:39 p.m. 

Illinois State Police have released the names of those involved in a crash that shut down Route 166 Sunday afternoon. 

According to ISP, 36 year-old Samantha Delso of Johnston City, crossed the center line for unknown reasons and hit a truck head-on. The truck was driven by 60 year-old Steven Tanner of Creal Springs. 

Both drivers were airlifted from the scene with serious injuries. 

Route 166 was closed for more than two hours as crews cleared the scene. 


WILLIAMSON COUNTY (WSIL) -- Route 166 between Creal Springs and Stonefort is closed following a two-car crash. 

The Williamson County Fire Protection District says two vehicles collided head-on Sunday afternoon near Bost Orchard Road. 

First responders have called for two Air-Evac helicopters. 

Drivers are asked to seek alternate routes. 

Stay with News Three for updates. 

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