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Two Vehicle Head On Crash at Herod ‘S Curves’ Took Lives of Three

The Illinois State Police District 22, ISP Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit, Pope County Sheriff’s Department, Hardin County Sheriff’s Department, the Illinois Department of Transportation and other local departments responded to a two vehicle crash on Route 34, ¾ of a mile north of Williams Hill Road that occured on Sunday, January 19 around 3:28 a.m.
Upon arrival a Dodge Charger was fully engulfed in flames. The investigation into the crash revealed the Dodge Charger crossed the center line into the path of a Lincoln limousine striking the limousine head on.
The driver of both the Charger and Limousine were pronounced deceased on scene. One of the nine limousine passengers was pronounced deceased at a local hospital. The other eight limousine passengers were transported to regional hospitals due to injuries. Route 34 was closed for approximately six hours for the crash investigation and cleanup.
Those killed due to the accident were: David A. Wasson, age 27, of Harrisburg, IL; Jarret M. Bencie, age 39, of Marion, IL; and Kenny N. Webb, age 42, of Marion, IL.
The investigation into the crash continues.

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