A head-on collision on Highway 121 near Anna has left one person dead and another seriously injured Saturday morning.
Authorities report that the accident happened at approximately 8:40 a.m. about a half-mile south of the intersection with FM 455. Emergency crews from multiple areas responded to the crash.The crash on the two-lane stretch of road involved a Chrysler 300 sedan and a gray Honda Civic sedan.
According to several witnesses, the Chrysler came into the southbound lane and was seen by several other drivers who were able to avoid the collision. The driver of the Honda did not see the Chrysler and the two vehicles collided.
Both vehicles suffered heavy damage from the crash. The Chrysler flipped onto its roof and a car battery from one of the vehicles was found thrown clear of the wreckage approximately 30 feet away from the site of the impact.
Anna police spokesman Sgt. Jeff Caponera said in a statement that both drivers had been conscious immediately following the accident. However, the driver of the Honda Civic died in transit to the hospital.
The Honda driver was identified as 43-year-old Steve Clayton of Savoy; the Chrysler’s driver was Jonathan Dorman, age 26.
According to law enforcement, alcohol may have played a factor in the crash.
Highway 121 was shut down for several hours while wreckage was removed from the scene and investigators attempted to determine the cause of the accident.
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