PERRY COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - The Illinois State Police responded to a deadly crash on IL Rt. 154 at Boxelder Road in Perry County on Thursday, April 4 around 3 p.m.
According to police, Travis B. Taylor, 21 from Tamaroa, Ill., was driving a gold 2003 Pontiac Grand Am westbound on IL Rt. 154 when the car dropped off the right side of the road. They say Taylor over corrected, came back onto the highway and crossed into the path of Amy Jo Russell, 48 from Carbondale, Ill., who was driving a black 2006 Jeep Commander eastbound.
Russell's car was hit in the driver's door.
ISP says Taylor was fatally injured. Russell was severely injured and flown to St. Louis University Hospital.
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