An Assumption minor has been killed in a vehicle crash Tuesday morning that sent two to the hospital with life threatening injuries, and one with serious injuries. The crash occured Tuesday morning at 6:17 AM on US Route 51 at Leafland Street in Assumption. A 2018 maroon Kia Optima was stopped at the stop sign eastbound on Leafland Street at US Route 51. A 2013 white Kenworth T800 Straight Truck was traveling southbound on US Route 51.
For an unknown reason, police say that the Kia Optima traveled into the intersection and was struck by the truck. The driver, a 16 year old male from Assumption, was airlifted to a regional hospital and later pronounced deceased. Two other passengers in their vehicle; a15 year old male from Tower Hill and a 14 year old male from Assumption, were airlifted as well with life threatening injuries. Another passenger from that vehicle, a 14 year old minor from Assumption was transported by ambulance to an area hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the truck was a 46 year old from Decatur. He was uninjured in the crash.
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