A head on crash sent two people to the hospital in Gibson County

It happened at 4:42 local time Wednesday afternoon on State Road 57 south of State Road 64.

The Gibson County Sheriff’s Office says  a Green 1994 GMC Sierra was traveling south on 57 and crossed the center line and struck a northbound Silver 2006 Nissan Xterra .

One person was transported by ambulance to a hospital and another was flown from the scene in a medical helicopter.


Also in Gibson County and less than hour later, Gibson County authorities report two separate accidents involving multiple vehicles.

The initial call came in at 5:35-pm which reported a five car crash on State Road 64 in Gibson County, east of Mt. Carmel, Illinois.

It was later determined there had been two crashes.

The first one was a car/deer collision that slowed down traffic and three vehicles were backed up behind the accident.

A fifth vehicle approached and struck the last car in line which created a chain reaction crash.

Two people were transported to area hospitals with minor injuries.

Authorities did not release any names.