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Posted by on Monday, September 25th, 2017 @ 11:11 am.


SALINE CO., Ill. - The identities of those involved in the two-vehicle head-on collision have been released by Illinois State Police.

Identified as the drivers of the two vehicles involved are Bill Ghent, 69, of Harrisburg, driving a red 201 GMC Canyon, and Brenda L. Ward, 51, of Harrisburg, driving a GMC Sierra.

The collision, which occurred at 6:42 p.m. last night (Sunday, September 24) on U.S. Route 45 and Rays Road in the Ledford community outside of Carrier Mills, claimed the life of Ward, and of a passenger in the Ghent vehicle, Bill's wife Linda, 70, of Harrisburg.

Bill Ghent is a well-known insurance agent in Harrisburg and has several accounts with the public bodies in the county.

According to ISP preliminary investigation, Ward's GMC was southbound on 45 while Ghent's was northbound when the collision occurred. Following the collision, both vehicles left the roadway and came to rest in a ditch on the northwest side of 45.

Bill Ghent was initially transported by ambulance, but later airlifted to a regional hospital for injuries he sustained in the traffic crash. Brenda Ward and Linda Ghent were pronounced deceased at the scene of the traffic crash by the Saline County Coroner

An ISP Crash Reconstruction Officer (CRO) has been assigned to assist with the crash investigation. ISP District 19 was assisted at the crash scene by the Saline County Sheriff’s Department, Harrisburg Police Department, Carrier Mills Fire Department, Saline County Ambulance Service, Williamson County Ambulance Service, Saline County Coroner, and Bishop’s Towing Service.  

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