Mount Pulaski Fire and EMS, Illinois Department of Transportation,
Logan County Paramedics, and the Logan County coroner were
called in to assist.
The driver of a blue 2008 Honda car, Rachel E. Higgins, 26,
of Mount Zion,
was killed in the incident.
Higgins was driving northbound on Route
121, approximately 958 feet west of Route 54 in Mount Pulaski
when, due to inclement weather and road conditions, she lost control
of her vehicle. Higgins crossed the center line and entered the
southbound lane of Route 121, directly into the path of a
white 2007 Mack truck tractor with 1999 Vanette trailer driven
southbound by McKindle Beler. The
Honda came to rest in the southbound ditch, and Beler was able to
guide his vehicle to the right shoulder.
Beler sustained no
injuries. Higgins was
pronounced dead at the scene.
[Text from file received from Illinois
State Police District 9]