Couple killed in head-on crash on Rte. 166 in Williamson County, Ill.

Deadly Williamson Co. crash

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Ill. (KFVS) - A Johnson County, Illinois couple were killed in a head-on crash in Williamson County on Wednesday morning, April 15.

The crash happened at 11:20 a.m. about a half-mile south of Creal Springs on Route 166.

According to Illinois State Police (ISP), the preliminary investigation showed Casey Odum, 54, of Creal Springs, was driving a gray 2008 Chevrolet 1500 pick-up truck north on Rte. 166 and a beige 2010 Toyota sedan was going south at the same location.

For an unknown reason, the truck crossed the centerline and hit the car head-on.

The driver and passenger of the car, Orson Kramer, 79, and his wife, Judith Kramer, 81, of Ozark, Ill. were killed in the crash.

Odum was flown to a regional hospital with severe injuries.

All lanes of Route 166 were reopened about 3.5 hours after the crash.

According to ISP, the driver of the truck was cited for improper lane usage and failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash.

The investigation is ongoing.

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