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Christian County Coroner Amy Calvert Winans late Saturday morning released the name of the Taylorville woman who died in a crash Friday afternoon on Illinois Route 48 just south of East 600 North Road.

Winans tells Regional Radio News that 25-year-old Jessica N Tyson Ragan of Taylorville and her unborn child were pronounced dead at Taylorville Memorial Hospital's emergency room at 4:04 Friday afternoon.

Winans adds that autopsies are being held this weekend in Bloomington.  The Illinois State Police and Christian County Coroner Office are handling the investigation. 

According to the preliminary traffic crash investigation, Illinois State Police District 9 troopers report that evidence at the scene indicated that a Dodge vehicle was traveling northbound on Illinois Route 48 before turning into the southbound lanes, and striking a Honda.

State Police add that Ragan, who was a passenger in the Honda, was transported to Taylorville Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The driver of the Honda, a 28 year old male of Taylorville was also transported to a local hospital for injuries. The driver of the Dodge, a 27 year old male of Normal was airlifted to a local hospital for injuries. Charges are pending the investigation.
 

 
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