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State Police say three dead and eight injured in head-on crash involving limousine in deep Southern Illinois  

State Police say three dead and eight injured in head-on crash involving limousine in deep Southern Illinois  

Illinois State Police say three people are dead and eight others injured when a car and a limousine collided head-on in a crash on Illinois Route 34 in Pope County in deep Southern Illinois.

Initial information indicates the driver of a Dodge Charger crossed the centerline into the path of the limousine.  Both drivers were pronounced deceased on the scene.   One of the nine limousine passengers was pronounced dead at a local hospital.   The other eight limousine passengers were transported to regional hospitals due to injuries.

Route 34 was closed for approximately six hours after the crash occurred at 3:28 Sunday morning for cleanup and investigation..

The names of those involved have not been released pending notification of relatives.

An investigation into the crash is continuing.