MADISON COUNTY - Illinois State Police said Sunday it is investigating a tragic crash on Illinois Route 159 and Illinois Route 140 just south of Illinois Route 140 in Madison County where two were killed and three others injured.

ISP said the crash occurred around 12:58 p.m., Sunday, April 7, 2024.

Get The Latest News!

Don't miss our top stories and need-to-know news everyday in your inbox.

ISP and other law enforcement had the highway closed for several hours as emergency personnel treated those on the scene.

Article continues after sponsor message

ISP said a preliminary investigation showed a female driving a Nissan Sentra crossed the centerline, and struck a Dodge van driving south. The woman driving the Nissan Sentra was pronounced dead at the scene.

The other person who died was a passenger in the van, who was taken to a local hospital but died there.

The driver of the van was airlifted to a local hospital and a young girl riding in the van was also airlifted to an area hospital. ISP said another female in the van was transported to an area hospital.

No other information was available at this time.

More like this:

Today - MCT Provides Free Shuttle Service To Summer Events

Yesterday - Fidelity Man Faces Aggravated DUI Charge After Fatal Accident

Mar 14, 2024 - East St. Louis Man Charged With Stealing Dump Truck, Driving Into Gas Pump

Apr 17, 2024 - OSF HealthCare Dedicates New Van to Provide Onsite Health Screenings and Education

May 20, 2024 - Suspect Charged After Striking Officer With Car