More info is available, but State Police are still investigating fatal crash by Matthiessen State Park

More info is available, but State Police are still investigating fatal crash by Matthiessen State Park

State Police say the teenage driver killed in a traffic crash Monday south of Utica had just driven the car from the Matthiessen State Park river area onto Illinois 178. A semi-truck hit the left side of the car, killing the 16-year old boy. Another 16-year old, who was a passenger, was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries. A 16-year old girl in the car suffered worse injuries and was flown to a hospital elsewhere.

The names of the teens in the car haven’t been released. State Police are still investigating the crash, and no tickets have been written.