Two Die in Lawrence Co., IL Crash

Illinois State Police say two people died Saturday night in a two-vehicle crash on US 50 in Lawrence County, one mile west of Lawrenceville.

Police say 43-year-old Shonda French of Linton was westbound on 50 when she veered left of center striking an oncoming vehicle driven by 38-year-old Derek Hughes of Lawrenceville.

Both vehicles came to a rest in a ditch.

A passenger in French’s vehicle, 37-year-old Jessica White of Linton, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A passenger in Derek Hughes’ vehicle, 74-year-old Roger Hughes of Bridgeport, was pronounced dead at Lawrence County Hospital.

Shonda French was taken to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.

Derek Hughes and 34-year-old Laura Hughes  and 12-year-old and nine-year-old females, all from Lawrenceville, were taken to Lawrence County Hos[ital.