1 dead, 4 others injured in crash on Rt. 13 near Carterville, IL
CARTERVILLE, IL (KFVS) - One person is confirmed dead after a two vehicle crash on Illinois Route 13 eastbound at Samuel Road.
According to Illinois State Police, a 2005 Chevrolet Impala was going southbound on Samuel Road. A 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe was going eastbound on Illinois Route 13 at around 12:26 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22.
Police say the Impala crossed Illinois Route 13 westbound and pulled into the path of the Tahoe, going eastbound. The Tahoe hit the passenger side of the Impala.
The driver of the Impala, 20-year-old Jeremy A. McGee, of Marion, Ill., had life-threatening injuries and was taken via ambulance to an area hospital and then airlifted to a regional hospital.
David L. Lyerla, 31, of Marion, was a front-seat passenger in the Impala. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Williamson Co. Coroner Junior Burke.
Other passengers in the Impala include a 3-month-old boy and a 20-year-old woman.
The baby had life-threatening injuries and was taken via ambulance to an area hospital and later air lifted to a regional hospital.
The woman, Tommi L. Burnett, of Marion, had non-life threatening injuries and was taken to an area hospital via ambulance.
The driver of the Tahoe, 41-year-old Keri E. Clark, of Carterville, Ill., had major injuries. She was taken by ambulance to an area hospital.
Clark's 2-year-old passenger was uninjured and taken by ambulance to an area hospital as a precaution.
Illinois Route 13 eastbound was closed for about 4 hours for a crash investigation and cleanup.
McGee was cited for failure to yield right of way at an intersection and possession of cannabis, 2.5 to 10 grams. Police say additional charges are possible pending the investigation.
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