One Woman Dead in Southern Illinois Car Crash

Feb 23, 2018

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Illinois State Police say a woman is dead after striking a tree with her vehicle in southern Illinois. 

Police say in a release on Friday a 19-year-old white female was traveling west on Illinois HWY 146 at the Johnson County - Pope County line. She was not named in the release because family notifications are pending.

Her vehicle, a 2008 Ford Focus, left the roadway onto the north shoulder and struck a tree. She was alone in the vehicle. 

The driver was reported missing on Thursday and the crash was located Friday morning. 

Police say the crash is under investigation.

This story will be updated.