Two Killed In Clinton County Accident

Two men were killed in a two-vehicle crash on Rt. 161 in Clinton County Wednesday morning.

Clinton County Coroner Phillip Moss told WGEL 34 year old Kermit J. Stinde, of Centralia, was eastbound on 161 in a 2009 Ford Expedition and crossed the center line about a mile west of IL Rt. 127. Stinde struck a 2002 Ford Escape, driven by 26 year old John Davis Jr., of Hoffman. Illinois State Police report the collision occurred just after 6 AM.

Coroner Moss said two registered nurses happened upon the scene in separate vehicles and both stopped and attempted lifesaving efforts. Neither man survived. Each were pronounced dead just before 7 AM.

Moss told us there were no passengers in either vehicle and no one witnessed the crash.

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