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Two Injured in Thursday Head-on Crash in Jefferson County

MT. VERNON – A two-vehicle injury accident was reported in Jefferson County just before noon Thursday.

According to Illinois State Police, 29-year-old Jillianne Snyder of Mt. Vernon was driving her 2008 white Pontiac south on Illinois 148 near Emerson City Road when she crossed the center line and struck a semi head-on driven by 66-year-old Terry Zewiski of Ashley. Both vehicles stopped in the northbound lane.

Snyder and her passenger, a 4-year-old boy from Mt. Vernon, were taken to a local hospital with injuries. The boy’s injuries are said to be life-threatening. No word if Zewiski was injured.

Snyder was issued citations for DUI, endangering the life of a child, possession of drug paraphernalia, no insurance and improper lane usage.

All lanes were shut down for two hours during the traffic crash investigation. All lanes reopened by 2 p.m.