Early Morning Crash Claims Two Lives in Montgomery County


An accident around 1:55 AM Sunday morning claimed two lives on Route 127 south of Taylor Springs in Montgomery County. According to the Illinois State Police 18 year old Shayla Williams, of Hillsboro, was driving north when she veered across the southbound lane, left the roadway and struck a tree.

Williams was taken to Hillsboro Area Hospital where she was pronounced dead, and 22 year old passenger William Brennan, of Highland, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Illinois State Police continue to investigate the crash, and Taylor Springs and Hillsboro fire departments responded to the scene.

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