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Highland man, 22, is killed in Montgomery County crash

Two people were killed in the crash, a Highland man and Hillsboro woman.
Two people were killed in the crash, a Highland man and Hillsboro woman. BND illustration

A 22-year-old Highland man was one of two people who were killed in a single vehicle crash early Sunday in Montgomery County, according to the Illinois State Police.

William Brennan was the passenger in a 2003 Chevy Impala that was headed northbound on Illinois 127 just south of Taylor Springs shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday when the car veered across the southbound lanes, left the road and struck a tree.

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Brennan was pronounced dead at the scene. Shayla Williams, 18, of Hillsboro, was driving the car.

She was transported to Hillsboro Area Hospital but also died, according to authorities.

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The State Police traffic crash reconstruction team is investigating the crash, an official said.

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