State police release name of women killed in Herrin crash

HERRIN, IL – Illinois State Police on Tuesday released the name of two women whose lives were claimed in a weekend crash in Herrin.

The crash happened a little after 1 a.m., Dec. 30, on 13th Street at East Herrin Road. ISP says 31-year-old Ashley Beck of Herrin was fleeing Herrin police in a Jeep when she crashed into another Jeep driven by 26-year-old Amber Mitchell of Johnston City, Illinois.

Troopers say Beck was killed in the crash and pronounced dead at the scene by the Williamson County Coroner. Mitchell was taken to Herrin Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Troopers say an 11-month-old girl was in the vehicle with Mitchell. The child was treated and later released from the hospital.

ISP Zone 7 says it is continuing to investigate the crash.

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