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Christopher Woman Killed in Weekend Crash on Illinois 148 near Franklin-Williamson County Line

BENTON – A Christopher woman died in a single-vehicle crash on Illinois 148 near the Franklin-Williamson County Line Saturday afternoon.

According to Chief Deputy Kyle Bacon with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, the preliminary investigation revealed that a vehicle driven by 77-year-old Robert Summers of Christopher, was going south on Illinois 148 when the vehicle left the east side of the roadway and struck a large tree.

Robert Summers was flown from the scene to a local hospital for treatment. His passenger, 78-year-old Barbara Summers of Christopher, was taken by ambulance to a local hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead.

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, Royalton Fire Department, Abbott EMS, Williamson County Ambulance and AirEvac Lifeteam assisted the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office at the scene.