There was a fatal vehicle accident today (September 26, 2013) on Interstate 64 in Jefferson County, Illinois. Three people died at the accident scene, and one person was injured.
The accident happened on mile marker 69, which is near the Woodlawn exit. The accident happened some time before 2:00 a.m. Thursday morning.
An excerpt from the WSILTV.com article of September 26, titled “Three Dead in I-64 Crash” :
Jefferson County Coroner Eddie Joe Marks tells News 3 that the driver of a Camaro had fallen asleep and pulled into the path of an eastbound SUV. The SUV then left the road and rolled several times, ejecting three people inside.
All three were pronounced dead at the scene. Marks has identified the victims as Luther J. Wyatt, 51, Roberta Jones, 57, and Delorise Jones, 52, all of Mt. Vernon.
The driver of the Camaro was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital. He has been identified as Aaron Myers, 20, of Simpson, Illinois.
Myers has been cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, and for violating a license restriction requiring corrective lenses.
The accident remains under investigation.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the WSILTV.com article mentioned above, as well as the September 26 SJ-R.com article titled “Separate interstate highway crashes leave seven dead.”
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