Harrisburg Crash Wednesday Claims Life of Carmi Woman

HARRISBURG – A Carmi woman died in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon in Harrisburg.

According to Illinois State Police, 28-year-old Whitney P. McKenzie was driving her car west on Illinois 13 as 28-year-old Carl B. Wood of Eldorado was driving his semi with trailer east on Illinois 13.

McKenzie failed to yield to oncoming traffic before turning onto Commercial Street and turned into the path of Woods’ semi and was hit. McKenzie was pronounced dead at the scene. Wood refused medical attention.

The Illinois State Police Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate. No further information will be disseminated at this time.