2 killed, 6 injured in Montgomery County crash

Multiple crashes, one involving a MegaBus

Alex Degman
June 16, 2019 - 3:45 pm

FARMERSVILLE, Ill. (KMOX) -- Two people from the St. Louis area were killed and a half dozen people on a MegaBus were injured in a multi-vehicle crash about 20 miles south of Springfield, Ill.
State Police say it happened around 12:30 Sunday morning in northern Mongtomery County near mile marker 73. Dannean Thompson, 36, of St. Louis was headed north in the southbound lanes and reportedly hit Cheryl True, 54, of Maryville, Ill. who was heading south, head on.

Both were killed.

After the impact True's vehicle sideswiped an 18-wheeler and another passenger vehicle before all four cars came to a stop in the southbound lanes.

Police then say a MegaBus carrying 54 people hit True's vehicle, sending the bus driver to the hospital with serious injuries and five passengers with minor injuries.
It's so far unclear why Thompson was driving northbound in the southbound lanes, State Police say they're still investigating.