UPDATED, 11:30 a.m.: State Police have released the names of the deceased in last night’s wreck: Abdullah Alfadhli, 18, Carbondale; Stephanie Stowers, 29, Marion; Frank Walker, 47, Carbondale. A three-year-old boy was flown to a regional hospital.
Williamson County, Ill. – Three people are dead and another person is in critical condition after a crash on Illinois 13 in Williamson County.
State Police say the crash happened at 9:30 p.m. Monday at the intersection with Cambria Road.
Police say a Pontiac and a Porsche were traveling west on Illinois 13 and a Toyota was traveling east in the opposite lane of Illinois 13 when it attempted to turn north onto Cambria Road. The Pontiac struck the Toyota and then caught on fire. The driver of the Porsche lost control while trying to avoid the two and drove into Crab Orchard Lake.
State Police say excessive speed likely contributed to the crash.