2 Southern Illinois Women Ashley Beck and Amber Mitchel Killed in Collision at East Herrin Road
Herrin, Illinois (January 3, 2018)– Authorities have identified two southern Illinois women who were killed in a two-car crash in Herrin on Saturday as Ashley A. Beck, 31, of Herrin and Amber A. Mitchell, 26, of Johnson City.
The deadly crash took place at about 1 a.m. Saturday, December 30, on the 13th Street at East Herrin Road.
According to a preliminary investigation report, Beck was driving a Jeep Compass and fled from Herrin Police officers when she hit a Jeep Liberty driven by Mitchell.
Beck was declared deceased at the scene by the Williamson County coroner while Mitchell was transported to a Herrin hospital where she pronounced dead, authorities said.
Mitchell’s car had an 11-month-old girl occupant who was also taken to a hospital and released after receiving treatment, as per a report.
An investigation into the crash is still ongoing.
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