Two teens injured in Jackson County crash

JACKSON COUNTY, IL. (WJPF) – Two 16-year-old boys were injured in a single vehicle crash in rural Murphysboro.

It happened around 3:00 PM Sunday on Lake Road just west of Logan Run.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, the driver of the car failed to negotiate a curve and ran off the road, hitting several trees, and overturning.

A passenger was thrown from the car. The driver, police say, was trapped inside and the crash started a fire in the engine.

The first sheriff’s deputy on the scene was able to use a fire extinguisher to put out the fire. The driver was able to crawl out of the car under his own power.

Both the driver and the passenger were taken to hospitals for treatment.