Southern Illinois woman dies in crash 1 day after wedding

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HARRISBURG - An 18-year-old woman is being mourned by a southern Illinois community after losing her life in a weekend vehicle wreck a day after she got married.

Illinois State Police say Machaela "Katie" Sherrod of Harrisburg died Sunday afternoon when the pickup truck she was driving left a road near Carrier Mills and overturned.

Her husband, 22-year-old John Gould, was flown to an Indiana hospital for treatment.  His medical status was not immediately know, but relatives expect him to recover.

The crash happened less than 24 hours after the couple married in a Harrisburg park.

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