UPDATED 4/16/19 AT 6:15 P.M.
ALEXANDER CO. (WSIL) — The mother of the teen driver identified her as 16-year-old Kalyn Mouser.
Mouser’s mother described her only daughter as funny, athletic, and smart; saying she wanted to go to college to be a pediatric nurse.
On Tuesday, Mouser’s mother placed two angel statues among the debris and ash, along with a stone that says I love you.
ORIGINAL STORY 4/16/19 AT 9:20 A.M.
ALEXANDER CO. (WSIL) — Two teens are dead after a head on crash in Alexander County.
Illinois State Police say a 16-year-old from Tamms headed west on Grapevine Trail when she crossed the center line and hit an eastbound driver.
The 16-year-old and her 15-year-old passenger, from Olive Branch, died at the scene. Their names have not been released.
Teresa Strong, 50, of Metropolis, drove the other vehicle.
She and her 20-year-old passenger went to an out of state hospital for treatment.
State Police have not released updates on their conditions.
That crash remains under investigation.