WABASH COUNTY – According to a report released by Illinois State Police, a Mount Carmel woman died yesterday afternoon in a crash on Illinois Route 15 West of Mount Carmel.
On March 5, at approximately 2:23 p.m., a Peterbilt Garage Truck, driven by Derek R. Wells, 32, of Bridgeport, failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Route 15 and County Road 850 East.
The truck struck the driver's side of a 2011 Ford F150 pickup truck, driven by Brenda S. Morehead, 66, of Mount Carmel, that was heading west on Illinois Route 15.
Morehead was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Wabash County Coroner's Office and Air Evac transported Wells to a nearby hospital, according to the report.
Wells received citations for disobeying a stop sign and driving will ill or fatigued.
Both vehicles were towed from the scene.
Assisting at the scene were the Illinois Department of Transportation, Wabash County Sheriff's Department, Wabash County Coroner's Office, Wabash General Hospital Ambulance Service, Air Evac, Mount Carmel Fire Department, Illinois State Police District 19, Rick's Towing of Grayville and Rick's Towing of Fairfield.
Any further information will be provided as it comes available.