Rte. 13 westbound clear in Williamson Co. after deadly crash

Rte. 13 westbound clear in Williamson Co. after deadly crash
According to Trooper Bridget Rice, this was just west of the Saline County line. (Source: WVUE)

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Ill. (KFVS) - Traffic was at a standstill on Illinois Route 13 westbound after a deadly crash.

According to Illinois State Police Trooper Bridget Rice, this was just west of the Saline County line at Nixville Rd.

ISP’s preliminary investigation showed a blue 2019 Honda CRV and a white 1999 utility truck were going westbound on Route 13 when the truck stopped in the left lane, waiting for eastbound traffic to clear so the driver could turn left onto Old IL Rte. 13.

The driver of the Honda CRV, a 26-year-old Marion, Ill. man, hit the back of the utility truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Troopers say the driver of the utility truck was uninjured.

All lanes of Rte. 13 were reopened after about 1.5 hours for crash investigation and scene cleanup.

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