Passengers Identified In Fatal Accident, Crash Remains Under Investigation

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The investigation continues into the traffic accident that claimed the lives of two teenagers in Montgomery County Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Illinois State Police, at 3:15 p.m. a car was northbound on Illinois Rt. 48, about half a mile northeast of Raymond, when it ran off the right side of the road. The driver over corrected and crossed into the southbound lane in front of another vehicle. The southbound vehicle hit the car on the passenger side.

Montgomery County Coroner Rick Broaddus has identified the two passengers who were killed in the accident as 16 year old Samantha DeLeslie and 17 year old Jeffrey Masters, both of Harvel.

The unidentified driver was airlifted to Memorial Hospital in Springfield following the crash.

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