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Norris City teen dies after head-on crash


WHITE COUNTY, ILLINIOS (WSIL) -- An 18 year old is dead and two others seriously injured after a head-on crash just after midnight Saturday.

According to Illinois State Police, Brian W. Dartt, 48 of Carmi, Illinois was driving a Dodge pickup truck northbound on Illinois Route 1 near County Road 400 East in White County. 

Meanwhile, an 18-year-old male from Norris City, Illinois was in a Hyundai Sonata traveling southbound on Illinois Route 1 and was approaching the truck. 

For unknown reason, the truck crossed into the southbound lane and struck the teen's car head on. 

The teen was pronounced deceased on scene by the White County Coroner.

Dartt and his passenger, Melissa R. Talley, 48 of Carmi, Illinois, were air lifted to an area hospital with serious injuries. 

Charges are pending an investigation

Brooke Schlyer

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