2 Ky. residents, 4 others hurt in fatal So. Illinois crash

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 26, 2013 at 11:46 AM

Updated Thursday, Dec 26 at 4:10 PM

INA, Ill. (WHAS11) – Two people from Kentucky have died while four others were seriously hurt after a Christmas Eve crash in southern Illinois.

Authorities say 49-year-old Jill Gibson and 13-year-old unidentified boy died when they car they were riding in crashed near Ina.

The two were both from Hopkinsville, Kentucky.

The SUV’s driver and three other passengers in the vehicle were seriously hurt.

Police said the four received incapacitating injuries.

Police believe 22-year-old Megan Michelle Hester of Missouri lost control of the vehicle, crossed the median and was hit by an oncoming tractor-trailer.

The truck’s driver wasn’t hurt.

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