Head-on crash south of Hecker


Emergency personnel responded shortly after 10:45 p.m. Friday to a two-vehicle head-on crash on Route 159 just north of LL Road south of Hecker with injuries and road blockage.

Survival Flight medical helicopter was requested to airlift one patient from the scene. Another helicopter was requested to transport a patient from Red Bud Regional Hospital.

The Red Bud Fire Department assisted Monroe County EMS, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and Illinois State Police with the crash.

ISP said a 1998 Chevrolet S10 driven by Stefan D. Bauer, 21, of Red Bud, was traveling south on Route 159 in the area of Sunset Lane when it left the roadway to the right, overcorrected and crossed into oncoming traffic, colliding with a 2012 Nissan Altima driven by Amanda N. Johnson, 26, of Millstadt, which was traveling north.

Both of their injuries were listed as non-life-threatening on ISP’s preliminary crash report.

No other information was provided by police at this time.

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