Driver arrested for fatal accident

By WEEK Reporter

September 11, 2012 Updated Sep 12, 2012 at 10:32 AM CDT

PEORIA COUNTY, Ill. -- One of the drivers involved with Monday's fatal accident has been arrested.

Twenty-two-year-old Jessica Watkins of Chillicothe is charged with driving under the influence of an intoxicating compound.

Watkins was traveling eastbound on Route 116 near Eden Road Monday morning, when she crossed into oncoming traffic.

She hit another vehicle head on, killing 57-year-old Shannon Whitcomb of Bushnell, and injuring her husband Danny.

He was life-flighted to OSF St. Francis Medical Center, where he is listed in fair condition.

Two passengers with Watkins, 25-year-old Isaac Gilmore of Chillicothe, and 21-year-old Keegan McNally of Lacon, are charged with possessing a controlled substance.