No criminal charges are expected to follow a fatal crash that claimed the lives of two individuals from Cutler. According to the Illinois State Police, the auto accident occurred shortly before 9 a.m. on a recent Monday. An accident report indicates that three vehicles were involved in the fatal collision on Route 150 in the vicinity of Steeleville.
Police say a 39-year-old woman with a passenger was westbound in a sedan when -- for unknown reasons -- she veered across the center line. Her car reportedly first struck an eastbound trailer that was pulled behind a pickup truck that was operated by a 40-year-old Sparta man. Then the westbound sedan smashed head-on into a semi truck that was immediately behind the trailer.