Two women are dead after their cars collided head-on Wednesday afternoon on Illinois Route 97, west of Hazlett Road in Sangamon County.
Illinois State Police say a vehicle driven by 71-year-old Florence Medberry of Petersburg was traveling east on the highway when it crossed into the westbound lane, striking a vehicle driven by 63-year-old Carol Fritzche of New Berlin.
Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene.
The crash forced the closure of Route 97 for three hours for crash reconstruction. The accident remains under investigation.