One woman is dead following a crash Friday morning in Jersey County. Authorities say 41-year old Michael York of Jerseyville was driving north on Route 109 when his vehicle left the roadway, traveling through a ditch before striking a culvert and flipping at least once before coming to rest. Both York and a passenger, later identified as 38-year old Michelle Hardwick of Jerseyville were ejected from the vehicle and airlifted to a St. Louis area hospital where Hardwick was pronounced dead.
York was said to be in serious but stable condition as of Friday evening, he has been charged with driving while license suspended/revoked, improper lane usage, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.
The cause of the accident remains under investigation by the Illinois State Police.