Child killed in Massac County wreck

A child has died after a single-vehicle wreck in Massac County, Illinois, according to state police. 

The Illinois State Police says a 16 year old was driving a pickup truck on Mill Springs Road when the teen lost control of the vehicle, which slid down a steep embankment and came to rest at the bottom of a creek bed. It crashed just north of Purcell Road at 11:04 a.m. Tuesday.

ISP says there were four other juveniles in the truck. The driver was not ejected from the truck, but troopers say all the passengers — three of whom were riding in the truck bed — were. 

An 8 year old was pronounced dead at the scene. The others were taken to a local hospital, and ISP says their injuries were not life threatening. 

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