MARION – A 31-year-old Marion woman died in a three vehicle crash Friday afternoon on Illinois 37 just north of Villa Way in Williamson County.
According to Illinois State Police, around 3:45 p.m., the woman was driving her car south and a pickup driven by a 16-year-old boy from Pittsburg was also going south on Illinois 37 just north of Villa Way as another truck driven by 62-year-old Richard F. Williamson of West Frankfort was going north in the same location.
For unknown reasons, the woman’s car crossed the center line, struck Williamson’s truck, then left the roadway to the right. Williamson was then struck by the boy’s truck. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name is not being released until family members are notified.
Williamson, the boy and a passenger in the boy’s pickup – a 15-year-boy from Du Quoin – were taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The crash remains under investigation by Illinois State Police.