Metropolis Man Dead After Head-on Williamson County Crash

MARION – A Metropolis man died in a head-on crash in Williamson County late Wednesday night on Illinois 148.

According to Illinois State Police ISP), a 73-year-old man died from his injures after drifting his 2021 silver Toyota Sienna for an unknown reason across the center line and into the southbound lanes, striking head-on a 2021 silver Toyota Sienna driven by 31-year-old Ashley A. Baity of Ozark.

Baity and her passenger, a 7-year-old girl, were both taken by ambulance to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The man was airlifted to an area hospital where he later died from the injuries. His name is not being released until family members are notified.

ISP said no further information will be released at this time.

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