Ty Hood, 3, and Emily Hood, 2, both of Du Quoin, were killed and two people were seriously injured in a two-car crash at about 4:59 p.m. Friday on Illinois 152.
Amber J. Rucks, 23, of Du Quoin was driving a 2002 Suzuki XL7, in which Ty and Emily Hood were passengers, westbound on Illinois 152, 1,800 feet west of Sacred Heart Road, according to Illinois State Police. A 1993 Audi 100 driven by Kierra M. Davis, 20, of Du Quoin was eastbound on Illinois 152. Rucks lost control of her vehicle and crossed into Davis’ path, according to police.
Rucks and Davis were airlifted from the scene with serious injuries. There were two children in Davis’ vehicle, who were taken by ambulance to Pinckneyville Community Hospital and treated and released.
In addition to District 13 state troopers, Perry County Sheriff’s Department, Perry County Coroner’s Office, Du Quoin Police Department and the Jackson County and Pinckneyville Ambulance services responded.