Karen Lunte Killed in Head-on Car Crash on I-15 in Washington County

Karen Lunte Killed in Head-on Car Crash on I-15 in Washington County


Three people were killed in a head-on car crash that occurred on Illinois Route 15 Wednesday afternoon in Washington County. The accident scene was close to Madison Road.

KFVS12.com reports that the accident took place when Patricia Smith, a 67 year old resident of Louisville, Illinois, crossed the center line in the car she was driving, colliding with a car driven by Nashville, Illinois resident Karen Lunte, 70, who was driving in the opposite direction.

Illinois State Police state the resulting crash killed both drivers and a passenger in Lunte’s car, Diane Maschhoff, a 65 year old Hoyleton resident.

The ISP say Smith was proceeding at a high rate of speed.

The accident investigation is continuing.

All of us at Illinois Accident Report are deeply saddened by this loss of life. Nothing can console the friends and family affected by such a terrible tragedy. We send condolences to all those involved.

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