An 8-year-old was killed in a car crash east of Iuka Tuesday evening on U.S. Route 50, near Kasznel Road, in Marion County.
Authorities report that a vehicle driven by 59-year-old Marla C. Meyer, of Iuka, was eastbound on U.S. Route 50. As Meyer passed Kasznel Road, her vehicle struck an 8-year-old who had previously entered the roadway. The juvenile sustained serious injuries in the crash and was transported to Salem Hospital where they were later pronounced deceased. Meyer was also injured and was transported to Clay County Hospital for treatment. The crash is still under investigation by the Illinois State Police.