Multiple People Killed in Head on Crash in Jackson County

Police in Jackson County Illinois say, two people are dead and four are injured following a crash on U.S. Highway 51. Police were dispatched around 12:33 a.m. on Friday, August. 2, for a three vehicle crash on Hwy 51 south of Makanda Road in rural Makanda, Illinois. Investigators found that a southbound vehicle struck two northbound vehicles on the roadway. Police say a preliminary investigation shows that a Chevrolet Silverado driven by a 38-year-old Alabama man was southbound when it crossed the center line and hit a Chevrolet Venture head on. A third vehicle then hit the Venture. A 47-year-old Debra Dixon of Anna, Illinois died at the scene. Her 27-year-old daughter, Amber Jackson of Anna, was taken to an area hospital where she later died. Two additional passengers were taken to a regional hospital for treatment. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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