Two dead after crash in Lawrence County, Illinois

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LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ill. (WTHI) – Two people are dead after a crash in Lawrence County, Illinois.

It happened Saturday, just after 4:30 p.m. at 1900 E., just north of 1400 N.

Officials say a black Ford Fusion was traveling south on Lawrence County 1900 E while a black Chevrolet Cavalier was traveling north. That’s when police say the Fusion veered into the north side of the unlined roadway. Officials say the two vehicles struck head on.

Police say the Fusion then slid off the roadway and into the west ditch. The Cavalier also slid off the roadway, but overturned on the driver side of the vehicle.

Officials say both drivers died at the scene. They have been identified as Jennifer Thompson, 40 of Flat Rock, Illinois, and Blake Parker, 31 of Flat Rock, Illinois.