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9 year old killed in crash

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A 9-year-old boy was killed in a crash Monday afternoon on Route 3.

Illinois State Police say 9-year-old Andrew Saling was killed in the crash just after noon Monday on Route 3 at Shawneetown Trail Road.

A pickup truck tried to pull over for a vehicle with an oversized load, but lost control, veered across the road and collided with an SUV Saling was riding in.

The crash sent the SUV into the southbound lanes of Route 3 where it was broadsided by a pickup truck.

Saling was killed and his mother was taken to a St. Louis hospital with major injuries.

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