• May 06, 2022

Britney Giacone Killed, Children Injured in Crash on Route 148 in Franklin County, IL

Franklin County, IL -- May 4, 2022, 32-year-old Britney Giacone was killed and two children were injured in a three-vehicle accident on State Route 148 in Franklin County.

Authorities say the incident happened around 10:50 p.m. on Route 148 at Park Street Road. Preliminary investigation suggests that Giacone's SUV was traveling south on the highway when she approached the Park Street intersection. At the same time, 52-year-old Debra Miller was headed east on Park Street and reported ran the stop sign at IL-148. Miller's pickup crashed into the passenger side of the SUV, spinning it into the northbound lanes of the highway. It was then hit a second time by a tractor-trailer driven by 44-year-old Michael Payne.

Giacone was ejected from the SUV during the collision and suffered fatal injuries. Two children in the vehicle were airlifted to a regional hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. Miller and Payne were reportedly unhurt.

Miller was cited for failing to reduce speed to avoid accident.

The investigation is ongoing. No further information is currently available.


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