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A crash in Montgomery County has left two people dead Thursday morning, including the Raymond Police Chief.

 

Illinois State Police responded to the fatal crash that took place on Illinois Route 127, just south of N 21st Avenue in Montgomery County.  At approximately 8:09, Thursday morning, a Chevrolet Equinox, driven by 23 year old Samantha Lapradd of Hillsboro was heading north while a Ford Mustang driven by 39 year old Valerie Sheldon, who was the Raymond Police Chief, was heading South.

 

Lapradd’s vehicle crossed into the oncoming lane and struck Sheldon’s vehicle head on.  

 

Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene by the Montgomery County Coroner.  

 

The Raymond-Harvel Fire Department, Raymond/Harvel Ambulance, Hillsboro Police Department and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s department assisted on the scene.  Illinois State Police Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit is still continuing the investigation. 

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