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Two Vehicle Accident Kills Two People

(Raymond)-- Two teens are dead following a two vehicle accident on Route 48 north of Raymond. According to Illinois State Police, the accident happened Wednesday afternoon, when a car with three teens were northbound on Route 48. The vehicle went off the roadway. The driver over corrected, and drove into the path of a southbound van.

Two passengers in the car; 17 year old Jeffrey Masters of Harvel, and 16 year old Samantha DeLisle also of Harvel, died as a result of the accident. The driver of the north bound car was airlifted to a Springfield hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the van was hospitalized with non life threatening injuries. The accident remains under investigation.

Panhandle Superintendent Aaron Hopper said that the district will have crisis counseling teams available at the school on Friday for students and staff.