Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

June 29, 2014

Vandalia woman dead in St. Elmo crash

Jackson Adams
Effingham Daily News

ST. ELMO — A Vandalia woman is dead following a two vehicle crash in St. Elmo.

At 7:44 p.m. Friday on Illinois 40 and Interstate Drive, Irma Viramontes, 51, of Farina, was driving a Dodge Durango in the eastbound lane when she crossed over into the westbound lane and struck a Pontiac driven by Phyllis Torbeck, 66, of Vandalia.

Torbeck was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:48 p.m. by Fayette County Coroner Bruce Bowen. Viramontes was transported to St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital with injuries.

The crash remains under investigation by the Fayette County Sheriff's Department and the Fayette County Coroner's office.