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Three Dead after Head On Semi Crash on Hamilton/Saline County Line Tuesday

Three are dead following a head on Truck Tractor Semi Trailer accident near County Line Road of Illinois 142 in Hamilton County Tuesday.  According to Illinois State Police, a southbound passenger vehicle attempted to pass a vehicle and lost control going off the roadway into a ditch before overcorrecting and coming back onto the roadway.  It then crossed the centerline and struck a semi head on.  All three occupants of the southbound passenger vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene.  The driver of the semi was treated on scene for a small cut to his head.  No names have been released.

A previous version of this story indicated it was two semi tractors involved in the accident.  We apologize for the error.

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  1. Eldorado Fire Chief Mike McKinnies
    Eldorado Fire Chief Mike McKinnies
    August 23, 2023 at 9:15 am

    Report is wrong, not 2 semi’s

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    • Jc Tinsley
      Jc Tinsley • Post Author •
      August 23, 2023 at 10:41 am

      Thanks Chief. We’ve repaired the story. Apologies for the error.

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  2. Krystal
    Krystal
    August 23, 2023 at 9:49 am

    You have this story all wrong. Not two semis. A car with 3 people was the one who ran off road and then over corrected and hit the semi.

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  3. Anonymous
    Anonymous
    August 23, 2023 at 4:30 pm

    Very sad news. Any updates on names?

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    • Tiffany
      Tiffany
      August 26, 2023 at 6:32 pm

      Yes Brandon Kim and their son Noah Tackett was killed I knew them

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  4. Anonymous
    Anonymous
    August 24, 2023 at 1:09 am

    If the Police would contact his father he would ID them. Instead they contacted the school to let them know. They didn’t Inform the family at all and they still haven’t. I know because it’s my family. We just found out today because their daughter called and the Only reason she knew was because the school called her today. Do a better job Saline County police

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    • Ljk
      Ljk
      August 24, 2023 at 12:36 pm

      My deepest condolences.

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  5. Anonymous
    Anonymous
    August 24, 2023 at 2:19 am

    If Saline County would contact his father they would be Identified. Instead Saline County took it upon themselves to inform the school. Instead of them informing their other 2 children. August 23rd the school informed their daughter that her Father, Mother, & little brother were deceased. Shame on Saline County police. His father is there. That’s Pathetic Police work. They still have yet to inform his father.

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  6. Ya boi
    Ya boi
    August 24, 2023 at 2:05 pm

    I know the family that this happened to and I still cant believe it. I was in disbelief but i will miss them and I know that they will always be missed by family and other like I, If they see this I send my condolences to them and hope they get through this Strong and come out stronger then ever

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  7. Ya boi
    Ya boi
    August 24, 2023 at 2:10 pm

    I know the family, I still cant believe that this happened, I’m still in disbelief, but I know they in a better place and will always be missed no matter what, and to the family if you see this I send my condolences, and I hope you stay strong throughout it amd come out stronger than ever

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  8. Joyce koehler
    Joyce koehler
    August 24, 2023 at 10:04 pm

    Such a tragedy. I knew all the people. My heart and thoughts and prayers to the Tackett family . And the COX FAMILY.

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  9. Heath
    Heath
    August 30, 2023 at 4:40 am

    I remember back n 1984 when my dad and step mom were involved in a very bad car crash on that same area of 142 County line road it took the life of my unborn step sister Tracy

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