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1 dead in crash on Rt. 148 in Williamson Co.


A woman died after a crash involving a passenger vehicle and a semi-truck on Route 148 in Williamson County, Illinois.

According to Illinois State Police's preliminary investigation, Jessica J. Creath, 29, of Fort Wayne, Ind., was driving a 2007 Saturn Ion southbound on Illinois Route 148, 1.5 miles south of Old Illinois Route 13, near the Crab Orchard Lake overpass.

They say James E. Cain, 48, of Galatia, Ill., was driving a 1988 International semi, in a 5-axle combination, northbound.

Police say Creath and Cain hit head-on.

According to police, Creath was taken to an area hospital by ambulance and then flown to a regional hospital where she died in flight.

Police say Cain had minor injuries and was taken to an area hospital by ambulance.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Police say Illinois Route 148 was reopened in the area to normal traffic flow at around 8:30 p.m.

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