Officials say a 16-year-old cheerleader and high school volleyball player is dead after a crash in central Illinois. Authorities this week identified Carlinville High School student Brooklyn Armstrong as the fatality in a crash on Interstate 74 near Peoria apparently caused by the icy roads.
Armstrong was a passenger in a pickup truck that lost control and hit another vehicle, ejecting three of the passengers from the van. No one in the van was wearing their seat belt, and the driver is facing several citations. The Illinois State Police are investigating the accident.