A Lawrenceville woman was killed in an accident that occurred on Chauncey Blacktop (County Rd 220E) in Lawrence County at 10:30am on Saturday.
According to a report from the Illinois State Police, 37 year old, Jeremy D. Darnell, of Lawrenceville was traveling northbound on Chauncey Blacktop, approximately four miles north of US. Route 50. Darnell’s Jeep experienced an equipment malfunction and the vehicle lost its left rear tire. Darnell lost control of the vehicle and it left the roadway. It entered a ditch embankment and overturned.
Darnell’s passenger, 35 year old, Shannon M. Darnell, of Lawrenceville was killed in the crash. Jeremy Darnell and a 10 year old male passenger were transported to Carle Foundation Hospital by Air Evac. Charges are pending.
All persons listed are innocent until proven guilty in the court of law.