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Child Dead, Nashville Man Charged after I-24 Crash
By West Kentucky Star Staff
MASSAC COUNTY - A four-year-old girl is dead, and a Nashville man faces DUI charges after a crash Saturday night on I-24.

The Illinois State Police says their preliminary investigation showed a vehicle driven by 27-year-old Jose Coronel-Bautista was traveling on the ramp from US-45 to I-24 Westbound when it ran off the road. Coronel-Bautista overcorrected, his vehicle ran off the left side of the roadway and overturned.

A four year old girl who was a passenger in the vehicle was pronounced dead on the scene by the Massac County Coroner. Two other passengers, 27-year-old Maria Alcantar-Morales and a 17-year-old boy were taken to the hospital for treatment of non life-threatening injuries.

Coronel-Bautista was arrested and charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol. Police said he was the only occupant wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

The ISP Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit is continuing the investigation.

Published 07:38 PM, Sunday Jun. 28, 2020
Updated 05:24 PM, Monday Jun. 29, 2020

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