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One person killed in Hancock County UTV crash

Illinois State Police officials stated that a person is dead after a Sunday night UTV Crash in Hancock County.

According to the ISP crash report, the crash happened just before 6 p.m. on 1300 East at 1500 North.

Officials stated Jared Buchanan, 23, of Carthage, Illinois, was traveling southbound when he drove off the west side of the road into a field. He attempted to turn sideways and the UTV rolled onto its side, ejecting 18-year-old’s Meghan Clarkson and Emily Flora-Hawkins, both of Quincy.

ISP stated that Flora-Hawkins was trapped underneath the UTV. She was transported to Memorial Medical Center in Carthage by Hancock County EMS, where she was pronounced dead. Clarkson was transported by Air Evac to Blessing Hospital in Quincy. Buchanan was transported to Memorial Medical Center.

Buchanan was cited with aggravated DUI.

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Richard Denson

Richard Denson is the Morning Content Producer for WGEM News.

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