Head-on collision kills one in route 37 crash north of Salem

Head-on collision kills one in route 37 crash north of Salem

SALEM, IL — A fatal crash occurred around 7pm Wednesday night on Route 37 north of Salem. Investigative details say 38-year-old Brandy Smith of Salem was at a stop sign on Tonti Road while 66-year-old Leo Murphy of Fort Monmouth, New Jersey was traveling south on IL Route 37. Smith failed to yield and turned north into the roadway causing a head-on collision.

Murphy was pronounced dead at the scene. Smith was transported to Salem Township Hospital before being taken to St. Louis University Hospital for treatment.

Charges are currently pending an investigation by law enforcement.

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