Three people were killed and one injured in a one-car crash about 1:22 a.m. Wednesday on Illinois 33 just east of North Highway Street in Palestine, Crawford County, Illinois.
Killed in the crash were:
• Skyler Williams, a 21-year-old man from Lawrenceville, Illinois;
• Kodey Burns, 20-year-old man from Robinson, Illinois;
• A 13-year-old boy from Vincennes, Indiana.
Injured was Morgan Wells, a 23-year-old woman from Loogootee, Indiana.
Illinois State Police said a preliminary investigation shows Williams was driving a 2019 Black Dodge Charger east on Illinois 33 just east of North Highway Street in Palestine. Wells, Burns and the teenager were passengers.
Williams failed to negotiate a curve and left the roadway to the left, striking a pole and coming to rest in a tree line. Two rear-seat passengers, Burns and the teen, were not wearing seatbelts and were ejected upon impact, police said.
Wells was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Troopers said the crash remains under investigation.