Update 1:18 p.m.
Illinois State Police have released new details from this morning’s deadly crash, including information about both of the drivers who died in the accident.
ISP said that their preliminary investigation indicates that a white Toyota Highlander was traveling north on Illinois 130 approximately ¼ mile south of 300N in Coles County. The second car, a white Hyundai Sonata was traveling south at the same location.
For unknown reasons, the driver of the Highlander crossed the center line and struck the front of the Sonata. The drivers were both pronounced deceased on scene by the Coles County Coroner.
The names of the drivers have not yet been identified, the release is pending next of kin notification.
ISP did report though that the driver of the Highlander was a 50-year-old from Fairfield, Ill. The driver of the Sonata was a 47-year-old from Mattoon, Ill.
The roadway was closed for approximately 4 hours during the crash investigation.
This crash is still under investigation and no further information is available.
Update 10:13 a.m.
All lanes of Route 130 are open to traffic.
CHARLESTON Ill., (WCIA) – Illinois State Police are investigating a deadly two-vehicle crash on Illinois Route 130, south of Coles County Road 300 North.
The crash happened around 5:30 a.m. this morning. At this time, traffic is being diverted to Coles County 300 North and Coles County 100 North.
Authorities are still investigating what led to the crash.
This is a developing story.