Rt-125 Closed Several Hours Due to Fatal Traffic Crash

By Jeremy Coumbes on December 13, 2023 at 11:26am

Updated 1:45 pm: Route 125 is reopened to traffic

Updated 1:35 pm:

One person has died after a pair of traffic crashes near Ashland this morning.

According to updated reports from Illinois State Police Troop 6 officials, at approximately 7:30 am, troopers responded to the scene of a two-vehicle crash on Illinois Route 125 near Glick Road just east of Ashland.

State Police officials say a Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling west on Illinois Route 125 near Glick Road when at the same time, a Kia SUV was traveling east on Route 125 near the same location.

The Kia SUV reportedly pulled out into the westbound lane to pass another vehicle, and in doing so pulled into the path and struck the westbound pickup.

The driver of the Kia SUV was declared deceased at the scene. The driver of the pickup truck was transported to an area hospital with unspecified injuries.

According to the report, shortly after the first crash, a second occurred near the same location involving a commercial motor vehicle and a passenger vehicle. No injuries were reported in the second crash.

State Police officials say Route 125 was opened at approximately 1:45 pm