Fatal Single-Car Crash In Washington County

There was a fatal car accident Tuesday morning (April 19, 2016) in Washington County.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) a preliminary investigation reveals that on Tuesday morning, the car was driving westbound on Illinois Route 15, about a mile east of Washington County Road 17, on Tuesday morning.

At that time, the vehicle left the roadway on a curve, and then the driver “over-corrected,” at which point the vehicle crossed over both lanes and ran off the road on the south side of the road and overturned.

The driver, identified as John L. Shrum, a 76, of Mt. Vernon, was flown to a hospital for treatment of his accident injuries.

The passenger, Joyce Arlene Shrum, 75, was pronounced dead at the accident scene by the Washington County Coroner.

Additional details regarding this Southern Illinois fatal accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the kfvs12.com article of April 19, 2016 titled “ISP responds to deadly crash in Washington Co.” as well as the April 19 bnd.com article titled “Woman, 75, killed when husband flips sports car on Illinois 15 east of Nashville.”


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