WILLIAMSON CO. (WSIL) -- The Williamson County Coroner's Office has identified two people killed in a traffic accident Thursday on Herrin Road.
It happened around 1:40 p.m. Thursday on Herrin Road at Cundiff Cemetery Road.
Authorities say a car driven by Delbert Allen, 82, of Carterville, was eastbound on Herrin Road when it crossed the center line and struck a westbound vehicle head-on. The westbound vehicle was then struck again by a vehicle traveling behind it, resulting in a fire.
Allen and the driver of the westbound vehicle, Rachel Sanders, 32, of Royalton, were both pronounced dead at the scene. Autopsies were scheduled for Friday.
The crash is under investigation by the Williamson County Coroner’s Office, Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, and Illinois State Police Crash Reconstructionists.