Head-on collision in Effingham County kills one Newton, Ill., woman

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EFFINGHAM COUNTY, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) — One Newton, Ill., woman died Friday night in a two-car collision on Illinois Route 33 in Effingham County, Ill.

According to an Illinois State Police Facebook post, Linda K. Miller, 72, Newton, was driving a 2015 Black Nissan Altima west on IL-33 near County Road 1000 North when her car crossed the centerline and entered the eastbound traffic lane. The front end of Miller’s car then struck the front end of a 2017 Gray Ford Explorer driven by Taylor Kerner, 28, Newton.

After the collision, Miller was transported to a local hospital where she died from her injuries, police said. Both Kerner and another passenger in the Explorer were uninjured.

IL-33 was closed in both directions during the crash investigation and have since been reopened. This is an ongoing investigation. Follow mywabashvalley.com for updates.

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