Two-car accident in Washington County takes life of Okawville teen

WASHINGTON COUNTY — A two-car accident Tuesday in Washington County claimed the life of an 18-year-old Hoyleton woman.

The crash occurred just before 6 p.m. at the intersection of State Route 15 and Washington County Highway 13, just south of Okawville.

According to Illinois State Police, the young woman was southbound on County Highway 13, while an SUV, driven by a 38-year old female of Belleville, was westbound on Illinois Route 15.

The car failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of and the other vehicle struck the driver’s side of the car after it entered the intersection.

All occupants were wearing seatbelts, but the Hoyleton teen was fatally injured, while the driver of the SUV sustained non-life threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital.

A 7-year old male in the SUV was not injured, while a 10-year old female in the vehicle received minor injuries and both were taken to a local hospital. The names have not been released pending family notifications.