Five People Killed in Accident

Five People Killed in Accident
By: Heartland News

Massac County, IL - The Illinois State Police are continuing to investigate a two-vehicle accident near Joppa in Massac County that killed five people.

The accident happened around eight last night.

State police say a van carrying five people was traveling westbound on Grand Chain Road when it crossed the centerline and struck a car traveling eastbound. Authorities say the car was engulfed in flames after the crash.

Police say three of the people in the van were pronounced dead at the scene, and two were transported to a Cape Girardeau hospital.

The car's two occupants also were pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities have declined to released the victims' identities.

Look for much more on this developing story Friday on Heartland News.