Two Vehicle Collision Kills One in Henderson County, Illinois

HENDERSON COUNTY, IL- writes that the Illinois State Police responded to the site of a deadly two-vehicle collision.

A Nissan Rogue was driving east on Route 34 and crossed the center line to hit a westbound semi-truck head-on. One of the passengers in the Nissan was ejected in the collision and was taken to the University of Iowa Hospitals via airlift. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Another passenger, an 84-year-old man, was taken to the Great River Health Systems, and a 4-year-old child was also treated for injuries. The driver of the Nissan at the time of the crash was treated for injuries and released.

The driver of the truck, 39-year-old female was treated on the scene.

The driver of the Nissan is facing several charges in relation to the crash, including “improper lane usage, failure to utilize a child restraint and driving while license suspended.”

Head-on collisions are often fatal because of the force involved when two vehicles travel at one another collide. These crashes can be severe and deadly even if the vehicles are not traveling at particularly high speeds. In fact, if the vehicles are traveling 43 miles per hour or higher, the chances of survival are fairly low.

Unfortunately, it is easier to be involved in one of these crashes than most people would think. A few seconds of not paying attention anda driver can easily drift over a center line and into oncoming traffic. This can be the case because of cell phone use, eating, or even just changing the station on the radio.

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