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Two Vehicle Crash Claims One Life

A two vehicle crash on Illinois Route 48 on Thursday evening has left one dead and two others injured.  18 year old Austin A. Krager of Farmersville was traveling eastbound on McAdam Drive at the intersection of Illinois Route 48 with a 17 year old passenger from Stonington.  A car driven by 41 year old Stephanie S. Stivers of Taylorville was heading southbound on Illinois Route 48.  Krager attempted to make a left turn onto Illinois Route 48 when he was struck by Stivers vehicle.  Krager was transported to Taylorville Memorial Hospital where he succombed to his injuries.  Both the 17 year old passenger and Stivers were transported to HSHS Saint John’s Hospital in Springfield with non-life threatening injuries.  All occupants were wearing their seatbelts and the accident is under investigation by Illinois State Police Traffic Reconstruction Officers.  

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