One adult and two children airlifted to the hospital after crash near Marissa, Illinois


MARISSA, Ill. – A 27-year-old woman and two children under 5-year-old were airlifted to an area hospital after a crash on Illinois Route 4 at New Athens Darmstadt Road Wednesday afternoon. The Marissa woman driving a 2012 gray Ford Focus and was seriously injured in the crash.

Thomas Cross, 73, from Sparta has been identified as the person in the gray 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan. He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A preliminary investigation from Illinois State Police reveals that the driver of the Ford Focus did not stop at the intersection and drove into the path of the Dodge Grand Caravan. The van had the right-of-way and struck the driver’s side door of the Ford Focus, injuring the woman. Both vehicles overturned after the collision.

The crash is still under investigation by the Illinois State Police Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit.

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