The Illinois State Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Tuesday afternoon around 4:30 PM. A Coach bus was stopped eastbound at the intersection of Illinois Route 16 and County Line Road in Macoupin County. The bus was behind another vehicle that was yielding to westbound traffic to turn north onto County Line Road. 23-year-old Grace L. Keeton of Litchfield was driving a 2013 maroon Ford Fusion traveling eastbound on Illinois Route 16 approaching the intersection when she struck the rear of the bus.
Keeton was transported to an area hospital where she was later pronounced deceased. The driver of the bus, 33-year-old Steven A. See of Litchfield along with the passengers; 49-year-old Jason M. Hoos, 30-year-old Michael C. Phipps, and 30-year-old Kaleb L. Anderson did not sustain any injuries.