Fatal Car Collision On Illinois Route 37 In Marion

There was a fatal “head-on collision” Wednesday (April 8, 2015) in Marion, Illinois.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), the accident happened at approximately 5:50 p.m. on Illinois Route 37.  At that time, a man driving a pickup truck southbound near Reservoir Road crossed into the northbound lane and struck a 2002 Jeep Wrangler traveling northbound.

The driver of the pickup truck, who has only been identified as a 72-year-old man from Goreville, was taken to Heartland Regional Medical Center for treatment of his accident injuries.  He later died.

The driver of the Jeep Wrangler, identified as Trey Holmes, 23, of Marion, was taken to a hospital with injuries considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

An excerpt from April 9, 2015 thesouthern.com article titled “One dead in Illinois 37 crash in Marion“:

Both vehicles sustained major damage and Illinois 37 was closed for about three hours during the investigation and re-opened around 9 p.m. State Police listed alcohol/impaired driving as the cause of the crash.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Southern Illinois car accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including thesouthern.com article mentioned above, as well as the April 8, 2015 wsiltv.com article (with video) titled “Fatal Crash on Rt. 37 Near Marion.”


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