CLINTON COUNTY, IL — A Beckemeyer man is dead after a two-vehicle fatal crash in Clinton County Wednesday night. Preliminary investigative details from the Illinois State Police say around 9:57pm a vehicle driven by 29-year-old Arron L. Wilcox was traveling west on Highway 50 west of IL Route 127 when, for an unknown reason, he left his lane, crossed into the eastbound lane and struck the front end of another vehicle.
The second vehicle was driven by 34-year-old Shana M. Knight of Carmi. She was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 21-year-old Ozzy Youngbouer of Albers was a passenger in the Wilcox vehicle and was flown by helicopter to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.
All lanes of traffic from Beckemeyer Road to IL-127 were closed during the investigation until just after 1am Thursday morning.