1 killed, 3 injured in crash on Route 37 north of Villa Way

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WILLIAMSOM COUNTY, Ill. (KBSI) – One person was killed and three others injured in a three-vehicle crash in Williamson County Friday afternoon.

It happened on Illinois Route 37 just north of Villa Way about 3:43 p.m. on Oct. 21.

A 31-year-old woman from Marion, Ill. was driving 2022 gray Dodge sedan southbound on Route 37 just north of Villa Way when she crossed the center line and hit a 2000 white Isuzu truck driven by Richard F. Williamson, 62, of West Frankfort who was traveling north, according to Illinois State Police.

The Marion woman’s vehicle left the road.¬†Williamson’s vehicle was then hit by a red Dodge truck driven by a 16-year-old teen from DuQuoin, according to ISP.

The woman from Marion was pronounced dead at the scene.

Williamson, the teen driver, and a passenger in the teen’s truck were taken to an area hospital with non life-threatening injuries, according to ISP.

The Illinois State Police Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit continues the investigation.

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