2 toddlers die in Perry County crash




ISP have identified the toddlers as 2 year-old Emily Hood and 3 year-old Ty Hood.  The driver, 23 year-old Amber Rucks was taken to a St. Louis hospital with serious injuries.

PERRY COUNTY, Ill. - Two toddlers, ages 2 and 3, died Friday after the car they were in hit another car head-on in Perry County, Illinois.

ISP confirms the toddlers were brother and sister.

ISP says a driver traveling westbound on Illinois Rt. 152 lost control and crossed over into the eastbound lane and into the path of another vehicle.

Drivers of both vehicles were air evacuated from the scene with serious injuries.  Both passengers in the vehicle heading eastbound sustained fatal injuries. 

Both passengers in the other car were taken to Pinckneyville Community Hospital where they were treated and released. 

The names of those involved in the crash have not been released.