1 dead after semi vs. car crash in Randolph Co.

RANDOLPH COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - The Illinois State Police say one person is dead after a car vs. semi crash on Woodcox Road and Illinois Route 154 on Friday, December 13.

According to police, around 3:28 p.m., Myron M. Hughes, 21, of Belleville, Ill., was driving a passenger car westbound on Illinois Route 154 at Willcox Road when he lost control and entered the eastbound lane. Hughes' car collided with a semi driven by Shawn D. Lever, 41, of St. Louis, Mo.

Police say the semi hit the passenger-side of the car. They say Hughes was ejected from the car. Randolph County Coroner Randy Dudenbostel pronounced Hughes dead at the scene.

According to police, Lever was taken to a Sparta hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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