WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Ill. (KFVS) - Two people are dead after a multi-vehicle crash in Williamson County, Illinois on Thursday, Feb. 28.
The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Illinois State Police, investigated the crash that occurred at 2588 Herrin Road in rural Carterville, according to Williamson County Coroner, Mike “Junior” Burke.
Burke released the names of the victims. Delbert Allen, 82, of Carterville, and Rachel Sanders, 32, of Royalton, were pronounced dead on Thursday, Feb. 27, at the scene of the crash.
The car driven by Allen was headed east his vehicle crossed the center line and struck the vehicle driven by Sanders head on.
A third vehicle travelling westbound and struck the car driven by Sanders, resulting in her car catching fire, Burke said.
Autopsies will be conducted Friday, Feb. 28.
The matter is investigation by the Williamson County Coroner’s Office, the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, and the Illinois State Police Crash Reconstructionists.