News From Terre Haute, Indiana

August 15, 2013

Three killed in crash near Robinson, Ill.


The Tribune-Star

ROBINSON, Ill. — Three people died in a fatal crash Wednesday morning on Illinois 1 in Crawford County, the Illinois State Police said.

The drivers of the two vehicles involved, Patricia E. Pinkstaff, 79, of Flat Rock, Ill., and Stephen V. Moyes, 58, of St. Francisville, Ill., both sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene by Crawford County Coroner’s Office, police said.

A passenger, Jimmy Pinkstaff, 82, of Flat Rock, Ill., was pronounced dead at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, police said.

Police said a white 2008 Lincoln MKX driven by Patricia Pinkstaff was traveling north on Illinois 1 approximately 51⁄2 miles southeast of Robinson, Ill., when it crossed the center line and collided with a white 2011 Chevrolet HHR traveling south driven by Moyes, police said.

The accident, which happened around 11:58 a.m. CDT, is still under investigation, police said.