Two Killed in Late Wed. Morning Crash in Williamson County

WILLIAMSON COUNTY – Two people were killed in a late Wednesday morning crash in Williamson County.

Illinois State Police say around 11:20 a.m., 54-year-old Casey L. Odum of Creal Springs was traveling north in a pickup truck on Illinois 166 -about a half-mile south of Creal Spring as another car drove south in the same location.

Odum crossed the center line for an unknown reason and struck the car head on. The driver and passenger in the car received fatal injuries, whose names have not been released pending family notification.

Odum was flown to a regional hospital with severe injuries. He was cited for improper lane usage and failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash.

Illinois 166 was closed for three-and-a-half hours for crash investigation and scene clean up. The crash is still under investigation.