Odin Infant Death Being Investigated As Accident

(SALEM, IL) — The Marion County Coroner’s Office is currently investigating the death of a 21-month-old girl as an accident. Preliminary information indicates that Lanie Hester walked behind a vehicle Tuesday that was being backed from a driveway on Wood Street in Odin, by 21-year-old Rachelle Burton, of Odin. Lanie was the daughter of Jennifer Hodge of Odin and Johnny Hester. The investigation by the Coroner’s Office is continuing, with the assistance of Odin Police and the Illinois State Police Accident Reconstruction Unit. The Rankin Funeral Home in Salem is assisting the family with arrangements.