2 killed in crash in Williamson County

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Ill. (KBSI) – Two Carterville men died in a crash in Williamson County Wednesday.

According to Illinois State Police, Charles M. Hedges, 70, of Carterville was driving a 2012 white Isuzu truck northbound on Route 37 just south of Kellville Road when he crossed the center line and struck a 2006 white Freightliner truck-tractor semi-trailer combination driven by Darwin E. Titzer, 62, from Mill Shoals. Then, Hedges’ truck hit the front of a 1985 blue International truck-tractor semi-trailer combination driven by Monty D. Millenbine, 65, of Mill Shoals. Millenbine’s truck left the road and overturned. It happened about 9:14 a.m. on July 20.

Hedges and a passenger, 44-year-old Joseph Taylor from Carterville, were pronounced dead on the scene by the Williamson County coroner.

Titzer claimed no injuries on scene. Millenbine was flown to a regional hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Illinois Route 37 was closed for about five hours during the crash investigation.

The investigation is ongoing.

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