Accident near Virginia claims life of 19-year-old

By Gary Scott on July 6, 2015 at 8:39am

An Astoria woman was killed in a weekend car accident in Cass County.

The accident reportedly happened at around 5:45 a.m. Sunday.

According to a press release from the Illinois State Police, 19-year-old Kayla Boyd was traveling eastbound on Route 125 just west of Shiloh Road, about six miles west of Virginia.

Police say for an unknown reason, Boyd left the roadway to the right and went into a ditch, causing her 1997 Buick to roll multiple times and come to rest at a tree line.

Police say Boyd was wearing a seatbelt. She was pronounced dead at the scene.