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Christian County Coroner Amy Calvert Winans Releases Name of Weekend Accident Victim

Christian County Coroner Amy Calvert Winans has released the name of a Taylorville woman killed in a head on collision this weekend.


  The accident, which occurred just before 10:00 Saturday night, happened on Route 104 about a half mile west of Kincaid.  According to reports from the Illinois State Police, a Chevy S-10 crossed the center line for unknown reasons, hitting head-on a Ford F-150 driven by 33 year-old Christopher M. Norris of Taylorville.  Norris and a passenger, 46 year-old Don D. Humphrey of Morrisonville were both taken to the hospital with what were described as non-life threatening injuries.  The driver of the Chevy S-10, 49 year old Debra Patterson of Taylorville was pronounced dead on the scene. 



Christian County Coroner Amy Calvert Winans office says an autopsy will take place Monday in Bloomington.  The investigation is being handled by the Illinois State police.

Alcohol is not believed to have been a factor in the crash.  Police say all of the occupants were wearing seatbelts.

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