Three dead in truck and car collision in Christian County

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Three people died Monday in an accident involving a car and a grain truck in Christian County.

Diary-Mail

HYPOTHESIS – Three people died Monday in an accident involving a car and a grain truck in Christian County.

Illinois State Police say the vehicles collided around 1:16 p.m. on County Road 1400 North and County Road 2500 East, causing the grain truck to overturn. The 34-year-old driver and a 29-year-old passenger were ejected from the vehicle. Both were pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

The driver of the car, a 42-year-old man, was airlifted to hospital for treatment. A passenger in his car, a 36-year-old woman, died at the scene.

The names of those involved in the crash have not been released pending notification from the Christian County coroner.

Christian County is about 70 miles east of Jacksonville.