LITCHFIELD – A 15-year-old girl was killed in a one-vehicle crash in Jersey County Saturday night, according to a release from Illinois State Police.
According to media reports, the Jersey County Coroner's Office identified the victim as Anna Hausman, 15.
Police said a 2004 Nissan passenger car was traveling north on Range Line Road a half-mile north of Panhandle Road at 8:43 p.m. when the vehicle left the road and traveled into a field. The driver, Hausman, was partially ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead on the scene. The male passenger, an 18-year-old from Dow, was airlifted by ARCH helicopter service to Cardinal-Glennon in St. Louis.
The crash is under investigation by the Illinois State Police Crash Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit.