2 killed in Saturday crash

Two people are dead and others hurt after a crash near Lawrenceville, Illinois Saturday evening.

Posted: Jan 12, 2020 2:38 PM
Updated: Jan 12, 2020 3:14 PM

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ill. (WTHI) – Two people are dead and others hurt after a crash near Lawrenceville, Illinois Saturday evening.

According to Illinois State Police, the accident happened on U.S. 50 just west of Lawrenceville. Investigators say one car crossed the centerline and hit a second car head on. One passenger in each car died.

Jessica White of Linton, Indiana died at the scene. Rodger Hughes of Bridgeport, Illinois died at a nearby hospital.

Five other people, including two girls, were taken to area hospitals.

Police are still investigating.

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