Fox2Now.com reports on a deadly car crash that happened Friday afternoon at about 2:40 PM. One person died and another was seriously hurt. The accident occurred in rural Macoupin County on Farmersville Road just east of Kimes Road.
Authorities with the Illinois State Police say a 19 year old female driver was proceeding eastbound on Farmersville Road when she went off the road and then overcorrected. (TheTelegraph.com identifies her as Auburn resident Tressa Perkins.) As a result of this overcorrection, her vehicle went out of control, passing into the oncoming lane which was occupied by a Chevy Impala driven by 68 year old Girard resident Randy Upp.
Upp was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Perkins is listed in critical condition.
All of us at Illinois Accident Report are deeply saddened by the 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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