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Keyesport crash victims remain in serious condition; investigation continues

Shelly and Micheal Marshall of rural Keyesport died in a crash on Illinois 127 Saturday night. Their daughter remains hospitalized in St. Louis and was scheduled to undergo surgery Wednesday.
Shelly and Micheal Marshall of rural Keyesport died in a crash on Illinois 127 Saturday night. Their daughter remains hospitalized in St. Louis and was scheduled to undergo surgery Wednesday. Provided

A Bond County teenager remained in a St. Louis hospital Tuesday in serious condition as Illinois State Police continued to investigate the crash that claimed the lives of her parents.

Micheal Lee Marshall, 36, and his wife, Shelly Marshall, 38, both of rural Keyesport, died Saturday evening on Illinois 127 near its intersection with Tamalco Avenue.

Illinois State Police spokesman Calvin Dye Jr. said Tuesday that no charges had been filed in connection with the crash.

“It’s still under investigation,” Dye said. “A crash reconstruction team was on the scene and troopers have been conducting interviews.”

What police have learned so far:

▪  A 1989 Ford Ranger pickup containing the Marshall family was stopped on Illinois 127 to turn left onto Tamalco Avenue when it was hit from behind by a man driving a 2009 Nissan Versa.

“The Nissan never slowed down at all,” Dye said.

The impact caused the Marshalls’ truck to spin into oncoming traffic, where it was hit in the side by a Ford Expedition. The second impact caused the Ranger to burst into flames.

The older Marshalls couldn’t be rescued from the cab of the truck. Passers-by were able to pull their daughter from the burning vehicle.

▪  The driver of the Nissan, whose name has not been released, was flown to St. Louis University Hospital in serious condition.

▪  The driver of the Expedition was taken to a hospital in Greenville, where he was treated for injuries that were not life-threatening.

▪  A passenger in the Expedition was flown to a hospital in Springfield in serious condition.

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