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Metropolis Man Killed in Head-on Crash in Williamson County

MARION – A Metropolis man died in a head-on crash in Williamson County late Wednesday night.

According to Illinois State Police, the 73-year-old man was driving a 2004 blue Nissan Sentra north on Illinois 148 just north of Flatts School Road when for an unknown reason, the man’s vehicle drifted across the center line and into the southbound lanes as it was approaching a 2021 silver Toyota Sienna driven by 31-year-old Ashley A. Baity of Ozark. The man’s vehicle struck Baity’s vehicle head-on.

Baity and her passenger, a 7-year-old girl, were both taken by ambulance to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The man was airlifted to an area hospital where he later died from his injuries. His name is not being released until family members are notified.

ISP says no further information will be released at this time.