A Salem, Ky., woman was killed in a single-vehicle accident on state Route 1, just north of the Gallatin and Hardin county line 1:22 p.m. Wednesday.
Shelly M. Curnell, 39, was driving her car alone north on state Route 1. According to a release from Illinois State Police she lost control of her vehicle for an unknown reason, overcorrected, left the road and struck a tree.
The initial impact of the crash was on the driver’s side door.
The Gallatin County Coroner’s Office pronounced Curnell dead at the scene.
The ISP District 19 was assisted at the scene by the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Department, Gallatin County Ambulance Service, Shawneetown Fire Department, Shawneetown Police Department, Gallatin County Coroner’s Office, and C&T Towing.
The crash remains under investigation.