Fatal One-Vehicle Accident in Saline County Leaves One Dead

A Stonefort woman is dead after a one-vehicle crash in Saline County last night. According to a report from the Illinois State Police, the accident happened when a vehicle being driven by 46-year-old Brandi K. Bennett left the roadway while driving on southbound Ernest Reed Road, just north of Thomas Road. The vehicle struck a ditch and rolled over. The Saline County Coroner’s Office pronounced Bennett dead at the scene. A passenger was also involved in the accident but refused medical treatment. The cause of the crash is being stated as improper lane usage.