There was a fatal vehicle crash Saturday afternoon (January 14, 2017) on new U.S. 50 in Clinton County. The multi-vehicle crash happened between Trenton and Aviston.
Details on the accident appear limited at this time. The cause of the accident does not appear to be publicly disclosed as of this writing, and the accident remains under investigation.
The accident involved three vehicles, with at least one of the vehicles leaving the highway and overturning.
Ice on the roadway, which has been a significant concern – and cause of various crashes in Southern Illinois lately – seems to have been at least a contributing factor to the accident. An excerpt from the Belleville News-Democrat article (with crash scene photos) of January 15, 2017, titled “Second person dies after fatal accident in Clinton County, IL“:
…there were reports that a thin layer of ice had formed on the roadway
(note: on this site, discussion of “black ice” and the accidents it causes are discussed on the “Southern Illinois Car Crashes Caused By Black Ice” page.)
The crash seems to have happened at approximately 3:15 p.m.
Two people died in the crash, and one person appears to have been injured.
The two people that died, according to the Clinton County Coroner, were Marissa Flanagan, 19, of Vernon and Randy L. Pulver, 62, of Beckemeyer. They were in separate vehicles at the time of the crash.
A crash investigation is ongoing.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Southern Illinois car accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the bnd.com article mentioned above as well as the wjbdradio.com article of January 16 titled “2nd Person Dies From Three Vehicle Crash Near Trenton.”
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