Fatal crash closes Rt. 37 for hours Thursday

Fatal crash closes Rt. 37 for hours Thursday

MT. VERNON, IL — A 74-year-old Salem woman has been identified as the person killed Thursday afternoon in a head-on crash on Route 37 just north of Mt. Vernon.

According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department,  Nancy Satterthwaite apparently crossed the centerline of the highway and struck a tow truck driven by 34-year-old Christopher Bloom of Salem.

Satterthwaite was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner Roger Hayse. Jefferson County Fire Protection District firefighters had to extricate Satterthwaite from her SUV. Bloom was not injured in the crash.

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