Crash west of Hanna City kills Bushnell woman

By WEEK Reporter

September 10, 2012 Updated Sep 11, 2012 at 10:47 AM CDT

HANNA CITY, Ill -- A head-on collision on Route 116 just west of Hanna City has claimed the life of a Bushnell woman.

Authorities say the crash occurred about 10:00 a.m. Monday when an eastbound vehicle and westbound vehicle collided near the intersection of Route 116 and Eden Road.

Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll says 57-year-old Shannon Whitcomb was a passenger in the westbound car was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her husband, Danny Whitcomb, was driving the vehicle. He was life-flighted to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, where he is listed in fair condition.

Three people in the other vehicle were also injured and transported for treatment. Two are listed in fair condition. The other was treated and released.

The driver of the eastbound vehicle, Jessica Watkins was cited for improper lane usage.

The crash remains under investigation.