Metro-East News

91-year-old man killed, 8-year-old flown to hospital in Southern Illinois crash

A 91-year-old man was killed and an 8-year-old was flown to the hospital in a crash in Marion County on Saturday night.

William F Borcherding, 91, from Iuka died after a crash near Iuka at about 9:16 p.m. Saturday night, according to an Illinois State Police press release.

Borcherding was driving a 2000 Lincoln southbound on Omega Road when he did not stop at an intersection and pulled in front of a 2004 Kia, according to the release.

Megan D Hays, 32, from Salem and an 8-year-old girl from Salem were in the Kia, which was driving westbound on US Route 50. The Kia hit the Lincoln in the driver side door.

Hays, the 8-year-old girl and Erma Rose Borcherding, a passenger in the Lincoln, were flown to St. Louis hospitals.

Kaley Johnson: 618-239-2526, @KaleyJohnson6