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Illinois State Police continue investigation into fatal Pope County crash

POPE CO. (WSIL) -- Illinois State Police have released the names of the three people killed in a two-vehicle crash Sunday morning in Pope County.

It happened around 3:30 a.m. Sunday on Route 34 three-quarters of a mile north of Williams Hill Road.

Illinois State Police say a 2007 Dodge Charger driven by David A. Wasson, 27, of Harrisburg, crossed the center line and struck a 2000 Lincoln limousine head-on.

Wasson and the driver of the limousine, Jarret M. Bencie, 39, of Marion, were both pronounced dead at the scene.

A passenger in the limo, Kenny N. Webb, 42, of Marion, was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Eight other passengers in the limousine were taken to regional hospitals for treatment.

Route 34 was closed for approximately six hours for investigation and cleanup.

Mandy Robertson

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