One dead after crash in Perry County, Illinois


Web Editor - Mason Stevenson

PERRY COUNTY, Ill. - One person died and another was flown to a hospital with severe injuries following a crash in Perry County, Illinois Thursday.

Illinois State Police say 21 year-old Travis Taylor died in the crash.

According to investigators, Taylor lost control of his car while on Illinois Route 154.

When trying to overcorrect, Taylor crossed into the path of a driver travelling the opposite direction, crashing into the vehicle.

The person in that car, 48-year-old Amy Russell of Carbondale, was taken to a St. Louis hospital.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.