Norris City Teen Killed, Two Airlifted in White County Crash

WHITE COUNTY – A Norris City teen died in a two-vehicle crash early Saturday morning in White County.

According to Illinois State Police (ISP), just after midnight, a pickup truck driven by 48-year-old Brian W. Dartt of Carmi was traveling north on Illinois 1 near County Road 400 East when for unknown reasons, he crossed into the southbound lane and struck a car head on driven by an 18-year-old teen from Norris City.

The teen was pronounced dead on the scene by the White County Coroner. His name is not being released until family members are notified.

Dartt and his passenger, 48-year-old Melissa R. Talley of Carmi, were airlifted to an area hospital with serious injuries.

ISP said charges are pending investigation.

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