3 killed in head-on crash in Pope County Ill.

Limousine crash survivor in recovery

POPE COUNTY, Ill. (KFVS) - According to Illinois State Police, three people died in a crash on Route 34, about a mile north of Williams Road in Pope County Ill..

An investigation shows, that David A. Wasson, 27 of Harrisburg, drove a 2007 Dodge Charger that crossed the center line and struck a 2000 Lincoln Limousine head-on.

The Limousine was driven by 39-year-old Jarret M. Bencie of Marion.

When authorities arrived, the Charger was fully engulfed in flames. Both the driver of the Charger and the Limousine, died at the scene.

Kenny N. Webb, 43 of Marion was of the nine passengers in the Limousine. He died at an area hospital.

The other eight passengers where taken to area hospitals, their conditions are unknown at this time.

An investigation into the crash continues.

Illinois State Police said, Route 34 reopened around 9:35 a.m. after a crash closed the road for several hours.

According to the Pope County Sheriff Jerry Suits, authorities received a call about a crash around 3 a.m. on Jan. 19.

Sheriff Suits said, that the crash caused multiple injuries. Many were taken to an area hospital by ambulance. At least two people, where flown to an hospital by helicopter.

Multiple agencies responded to the crash.

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