Victim identified in Hamilton County head-on crash that left one teen dead, another severely injured

Hamilton County High School senior Coleton Foley, 17, was killed in a head-on crash on Thursday night, Sept. 28.
Published: Sep. 29, 2023 at 7:42 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 30, 2023 at 6:45 PM CDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

HAMILTON COUNTY, Ill. (KFVS) - Two teenage drivers were involved in a crash in Hamilton County that left one dead and the other with life-threatening injuries.

According to the Illinois State Police, Troop 9 Units responded to a two-vehicle fatal traffic crash on Illinois Highway 242 around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 28.

ISP said the driver of a gray Volvo crossed the center line into the northbound lane and hit a tan Nissan head-on.

The driver of the Volvo, a 17-year old male, was taken to a regional hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Nissan, identified as 17-year old Coleton Foley, was killed in the crash.

ISP said Foley died at the scene.

17-year old Coleton Foley was pronounced dead at the scene of a Hamilton County car crash
17-year old Coleton Foley was pronounced dead at the scene of a Hamilton County car crash(Gholson's Funeral Home)

According to a Facebook post from Hamilton County Senior High School, Foley was a high school senior. A candlelight vigil will be held for Foley at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday Sept. 30 at Carl Mauck Stadium. The school said everyone is invited to attend.

School leaders said they will has have counselors and social workers available to meet with students.

According to ISP, the crash is currently under investigation.

Funeral arrangements have been made for Coleton Foley.

Visitation will be held on Monday, October 2 from 10 a.m. at Ten Mile Missionary Baptist Church near McLeansboro. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. at the church.