One person dead in interstate crash


EFFINGHAM, Ill. (WCIA) — State police confirm one person is dead after a crash Wednesday morning.

It happened on US Route 40 near County Road 1075 East around 8:30 a.m. Police say 19-year-old Seth Reeves of St. Elmo was killed in the crash. They say he was traveling east on Route 40 on the S-curve when the car drove into the westbound lane and struck another car. They say he was hit on the passenger side of his car and pronounced dead on the scene.

The other driver 41-year-old Christy Wickline of Neoga was extricated from her truck and and taken to the hospital with severe injuries. The westbound lanes of the interstate have since been re-opened.

Original: 10:02 a.m., Wednesday, 10/30/19

EFFINGHAM, Ill. (WCIA) — Police say there is a temporary road closure of U.S. 40 west at county road 1000 east.

Closure is expected to extend until around noon.

Please use an alternative route.

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