2 Killed, Correy Wilson Injured in Truck Accident in Alexander County, IL
Alexander County, IL -- January 30, 2022, two were killd and Correy Wilson was injured following an accident where a truck and a car crashed on Route 3.
In their initial reports, Illinois State Police said the crash took place at around 4:45 a.m. on Route 3 near Route 127.
According to authorities, 47-year-old Correy Wilson was in a Mercedes-Benz traveling southbound along Route 3. For reasons unclear, it appears that a Ford F-650 crossed from the northbound lane into southbound lanes and hit Wilson's vehicle.
Due to the crash, reports say that a man and a woman from Stone Mountain, Georgia in the Ford succumbed to fatal injuries. Wilson had reportedly non-life-threatening injuries.
The cause of the accident is still under investigations at this time.
Commentary on Correy Wilson Truck Accident Alexander County
It's not often that a large truck crosses the center line, hits a car, and the people in the truck get the worst of it. The details surrounding this tragedy are certainly unusual, and it would appear authorities have yet to release a clear explanation of what went wrong. Maybe it's just a matter of time before they do so, but all of this details make me wonder if there are more unusual circumstances here. Perhaps there was something seriously wrong with the truck that caused it to lose control and maybe also made the crash more deadly for the occupants. If nothing else, something like this needs absolutely thorough investigations from experienced independent accident reconstructionists. Not only is there at least one person who no doubts needs whatever assistance they can get for their injuries, there are also families who deserve some answers about what exactly went wrong here.