Belleville woman dies in head-on crash near Millstadt

News-DemocratMay 22, 2013 

A head-on collision left a Belleville woman dead near Millstadt Wednesday.

Police identified the deceased as Karen S. Kollmeyer, 65.

The crash happened about 10:50 a.m. Kollmeyer, driving a Chevrolet Cobalt, crossed the center line while traveling southbound on Illinois 163 about half a mile from Town Hall Road, according to police. According to the police report, a witness reported seeing the car go around a sharp curve on Illinois 163 then, for unknown reasons, the car crossed the center line and struck a northbound cement truck head-on.

Kollmeyer was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Illinois State Police spokesman Trooper Calvin Dye Jr.

The driver of the truck, 25-year-old Joshua A. Luebbers of Caseyville, was not injured in the collision.

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