3 injured in Jackson Co. crash

JACKSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - Three people were injured in an overnight crash in Jackson County Thursday.

Kush Patel of Schaumburg, Illinois was driving westbound on E. Pleasant Hill Road when his vehicle veered into the eastbound lane and hit a vehicle head on driven by Charlene Johnson of Carbondale, according to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.

It happened at 12:54 a.m.

Johnson and her one-and-a-half-year-old son were taken to an area hospital and later flown to a St. Louis hospital for injuries.

Patel was also taken to a local hospital.

Patel will be cited for a traffic violation, according to the sheriff's department.

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