Fatal Single-Car Crash In Jackson County, Illinois

There was a fatal Southern Illinois car accident on Thursday (February 26, 2015) in Jackson County, Illinois.  The accident happened approximately five miles southwest of Murphysboro.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, emergency responders went to the accident scene at approximately 7:02 a.m.  A car went off Town Creek Road, south of Pond Ridge Road, hitting the guardrail and overturning.  The driver was ejected during the accident.

The Jackson County Coroner’s Office declared the woman dead at the accident scene.

The woman was identified as Nicole Ristow, 25, of Wolf Lake, Illinois.

It is currently unknown as to what caused the loss of control of the car.

Those with information concerning the accident are asked to call the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office at 618-684-2177.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the February 26, 2015 kfvs12.com article titled “1 dead in Murphysboro, IL crash” as well as the February 26 The Murphysboro American article titled “Single-car accident kills area woman.”


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