Two Killed in Douglas County Traffic Accident

October 26, 2011

A late night accident in Douglas County killed both the driver and her passenger.

Illinois State Police say 27-year-old Ashleigh Herschberger of Arthur apparently over corrected when her SUV went off the roadway on US Route 45, south of Arcola, shortly past midnight on Tuesday night. The vehicle then swerved to the left, striking the ditch and then rolling over several times.

Both Herschberger and her passenger, 26-year-old Summer Pollock of Humboldt were ejected from the vehicle and killed. The News-Gazette has identified the two as sisters.

State Police suspect alcohol was a contributing factor to the crash.

Story source: WILL