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ISP investigating deadly car crash in Saline Co.

Illinois State Police are investigating a deadly car crash that happened Saturday, Nov. 21 in Saline County. Illinois State Police are investigating a deadly car crash that happened Saturday, Nov. 21 in Saline County.
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The Illinois State Police is investigating a deadly crash that happened on US Route 45 in Saline County on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 10:47 p.m.

According to preliminary details, Sarah Schell, 35, was driving southbound on US Route 45 when she left the west side of the roadway. Once the vehicle left the roadway, it struck a concrete culvert and overturned onto its passenger side.

William Schell, 41, the front seat passenger, was not wearing a seatbelt and was partially ejected from the vehicle.

Sarah Schell and a girl were transported from the crash scene by ambulance to an area hospital. William Schell was transported by Air Evac to a hospital in Evansville, Indiana. 

The juvenile male passenger was pronounced dead at the crash scene by the Saline County Coroner’s Office.

Sarah Schell and the girl were transported to an area hospital by Med Force Ambulance Service before being transferred to hospitals in Evansville, Indiana. William Schell was transported from the crash scene by Air Evac to a hospital in Evansville, Indiana.

Both lanes of traffic were closed for more than three hours while officers investigated.

An ISP crash reconstruction officer (C.R.O.) has been assigned to the crash investigation. In addition, ISP District 19 was assisted at the crash scene by the Saline County Sheriff’s Department, Saline County EMS, Med Force Ambulance Service, Saline County Coroner’s Office, Eldorado Police Department, Eldorado Fire Department, Air Evac, Life Flight, and Jones’ Towing.

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