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Smithton woman killed in crash on Floraville Road

A 33-year-old Smithton woman died Monday morning following a two-vehicle crash that occurred between Millstadt and Paderborn.

According to St. Clair County Deputy Coroner Dean Darnall, Rebecca Martin was headed west on Klein Road where she appeared to miss a stop sign at its intersection with Floraville Road. The crash occurred around 6:30 a.m.

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Martin’s 2015 Ford Fiesta was hit by a pickup truck that was southbound on Floraville Road.

Martin was pronounced dead at the scene at 8 a.m., Darnall said. The driver of the truck, who has not been identified by authorities, suffered what are believed to be minor injuries. He was transported to an area hospital.

The roadway remained blocked for several hours Monday by patrol cars from the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department while Illinois State Police accident reconstruction team members conducted their investigation. The road was back open by midday.

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