1 dead, 2 injured in Wednesday evening crash

CHRISTIAN COUNTY - Illinois State Police say one person is dead and two others are injured after a Wednesday evening crash in Christian County.

Authorities say the crash happened on Illinois Route 104, about eight-tenths of a mile west of County Road 900 E.  According to the preliminary investigation, two individuals were traveling westbound in a Kia Sedona while one individual was driving a Chevrolet Silverado eastbound at the same location.

Police say the driver of the Kia lost control on the slick roadway, and collided head-on with the Chevrolet Silverado.  The passenger in the Kia and the driver of the Chevrolet were transported to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries.  However, the driver of the Kia was pronounced dead at the scene by the Christian County Coroner's Office.  All individuals involved in this crash were wearing their seat belts.

Authorities say Route 104 in the area of the crash was closed for about four hours while police investigated the incident.
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