MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ill. (June 18, 2019) – Two drivers suffered fatal injuries in a multi-vehicle head-on collision, involving a Megabus on I-55 early Sunday morning, June 16th.
Authorities have identified the two drivers that were sadly killed as Cheryl True, 54, of Maryville, Illinois and Dannean Royston, 36, of St. Louis.
Police report that Royston was operating a silver Chevrolet northbound I-55 in the southbound lanes and struck True head-on in a silver Nissan as she was traveling southbound in the proper direction.
Due to the impact, True’s vehicle then spun sideways, side swiping a Freightliner truck and a Black Nissan. After which, a Megabus carrying 54 passengers, then hit True’s vehicle.
Paramedics and emergency personnel arrived to the scene to provide aid. True and Royston sadly succumbed to their injuries and were pronounced dead. The driver of the Megabus and five bus passengers were transported to a nearby hospital with moderate to severe injuries.
Head-on Crash Investigation
Following a fatal car accident, investigators will conduct a thorough examination of the facts and look into potential contributing factors such as speed, if there were mechanical issues with any of the involved vehicles, and if any parties were driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, as well as many others.
Pending the investigation, authorities will likely hold the driver of the Nissan fully responsible after being confirmed to have veered into oncoming traffic lanes into the Toyota, however, nothing has been confirmed at this time.
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