One person was killed and another severely injured in a one vehicle accident on the Great River Road in Jersey County Saturday afternoon. Authorities say a motorist lost control of their vehicle for an unknown reason, causing the vehicle to roll on Illinois Route 100 just north of Lockhaven Road around 2:40 p.m. The driver of the vehicle died as a result of injuries sustained in the accident and a female passenger was airlifted to a local hospital with serious injuries.
Illinois Route 100 was closed for a period of time Saturday afternoon as first responders worked to treat the victims and clear the accident. The names of those involved have not been released pending notification of next of kin.
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