Woman charged with DUI drugs following head-on crash

ELKVILLE, IL (KFVS) - An Elkville woman is arrested following a head-on crash in Jackson County.

According to Illinois State Police, the crash happened on Elkville Blacktop Road east of the town of Elkville at 9:06 p.m. Saturday.

Troopers say Lori Helmer's car hit an on-coming van driven by 62-year-old Anita Kreid of Dowell head on.

Kreid's passengers, 61-year-old Charles Kreid and two children ages 8 and 13 were wearing seat belts and sustained only minor injuries.

Helmer also sustained minor injuries in the crash and was taken to a Carbondale hospital for treatment.

Troopers say Helmer was then charged for driving under the influence of drugs.

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