Monday morning fatal crash in Jackson County

Monday morning fatal crash in Jackson County

DeSoto, IL — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office received reports of a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 51 about a quarter mile south of Truax Traer Road in rural Elkville around 9:45. Deputies and other emergency personnel were sent to the scene.

A preliminary investigation shows a car driven by 30-year-old Joseph Hill of Carbondale was going south on U.S. 51 when it crossed the center line and struck a northbound SUV head on driven by 31-year-old Christopher Miller of Carbondale.

Miller was taken from the scene to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Hill was pronounced dead at the scene.

The roadway was closed for nearly two hours. The sheriff’s office continues to investigate the crash