Mt. Vernon woman killed in head-on collision near Centralia Tuesday

Mt. Vernon woman killed in head-on collision near Centralia Tuesday

CENTRALIA, IL — A Mt. Vernon woman was killed in a head-on, two vehicle collision Tuesday morning on Illinois Route 161 east of Centralia near County Road 600 East (Byars Road intersection).

74-year-old Carolyn Marlow of Mt. Vernon was a passenger in a vehicle driven by her husband, 79-year-old Logan Marlow. Illinois State Police say Marlow’s car was hit by 56-year-old John Hermeling of Centralia after he lost control and crossed over the centerline.

Logan Marlow was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Hermeling was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and cited for improper lane usage.

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