EFFINGHAM Co., Ill. (WTHI) - One person is dead after a head-on collision on Interstate 70 in Illinois.
Illinois State Police say the accident happened near milepost 103 in Effingham County before 1:30 Sunday morning.
ISP says a car driven by 85-year-old Cecil Hardesty of Neoga, Illinois was going the wrong way on the interstate. Officials say he was driving eastbound in the westbound lane.
That’s when Hardesty’s car ran into another car driven by 28-year-old Stephanie Chitwood of Seagoville, Texas. ISP says both cars ended up in the median of I-70.
State Police say Hardesty was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by the Effingham County Coroner.
Chitwood and the two passengers in her vehicle were taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital.