- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

WASHINGTON PARK, Ill. (AP) - Authorities say a couple from Kansas died in a fiery crash along Interstate 64 in southwestern Illinois.

The Belleville News-Democrat (https://bit.ly/1HcJzrr ) reports 68-year-old Ervin Huflig and 63-year-old Mary Huflig of Lawrence, Kansas, were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident Monday evening in Washington Park.

St. Clair County Deputy Coroner Dean Darnall says the couple was driving an RV, with a minivan in tow, when they lost control of the vehicle, causing it to strike a large sign post and burst into flames. He says the Hufligs were on their way from Kansas to Kentucky.

Coroner Rick Stone says it appears one of the tires blew. He says the Hufligs probably died in the fire.

Eastbound lanes on the highway were closed for several hours after the crash.


Information from: Belleville News-Democrat, https://www.bnd.com

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