Head On Collision Kills Arkansas Woman

(WEST FRANKFORT, IL) — A 24-year-old Arkansas woman was killed Sunday afternoon in Franklin County when a semi-truck crossed the center median on Interstate 57 and struck her vehicle head-on. According to the Illinois State Police, Lauren M. Reeves was traveling southbound around milepost 67 on I-57 when around 3:04 p.m. a northbound Volvo semi-truck driven by 29-year-old Franklin Raymond of Emory, Texas crossed through the center median and struck Reeves’ 2015 Toyota Camry head-on. ISP says Reeves was killed on impact. No other vehicle occupants or injuries were reported. Southbound traffic on I-57 was diverted to Illinois Route 37 for several hours while ISP, Department of Transportation, and several other departments responded to the crash scene. The crash remains under investigation.