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One person is dead, another hurt in afternoon wreck

PERRY COUNTY, IL (KFVS) -

Illinois State Police are investigating a Thursday afternoon crash that left one person dead and another in serious condition.

Troopers say the wreck happened around 3:00pm Thursday afternoon on Illinois Route 154 at Boxelder Road in Perry County, Illinois.

State police say the car driven by Travis Taylor, 21, of Tamaroa ran off the right side of the road. 

Troopers say Taylor overcorrected and the car swerved back onto the road, crossed into the eastbound lanes and hit another car.

Taylor died as a result of the crash.  The woman in the other car, Amy Jo Russell, 48, of Carbondale has severe injuries.  She was flown to St Louis University Hospital.

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