- Associated Press - Monday, December 21, 2015

TAYLOR SPRINGS, Ill. (AP) - Two people have died after the vehicle they were riding in went off a highway and struck a tree in Montgomery County.

Illinois State Police say an 18-year-old woman was driving a vehicle north on Illinois 127 just south of Taylor Springs at about 1:55 a.m. Sunday when the car veered across the south bound lanes and hit a tree.

The State Journal-Register (http://bit.ly/1MqBfBm ) reports that the woman was taken to a hospital, where she died. Her passenger, a 22-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities didn’t immediately release the victims’ names.

An investigation is ongoing.

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Information from: The State Journal-Register, http://www.sj-r.com

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