Southern Illinois wreck kills 1, injures several
AVA, Ill. (AP) — Authorities in southern Illinois’ Jackson County say one person was killed and several others injured in a weekend crash of an off-road vehicle.
Authorities say nine people were in the vehicle at the time of the wreck shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday near Ava. The passengers included seven children, ranging in age from 2 to 14 years old.
Investigators say the 21-year-old driver, Brian Modglin, attempted a sharp turn and lost control of the vehicle, which then overturned.
Modglin later died at a Murphysboro hospital.
No additional details were immediately released.