ISP reporting one person killed in crash on IL Rte 15 near Ashley

WASHINGTON COUNTY — Illinois State Police are investigating a two-vehicle crash this morning on Illinois Route 15 just west of Ashley that has claimed the life of one person.

According to Trooper Christopher “Joey” Watson, the crash happened around 6:14 this morning.

The crash resulted in Illinois Route 15 just west of Liberty Church Road being closed for several hours as two medical helicopters responded to the scene.

More details are expected to be released later as ISP continues its investigation. Illinois Route 15 has now be reopened to traffic.