Rural Odin Man Killed, Three Airlifted After Salem Crash

A 43-year-old rural Odin man was killed late Saturday night in a two-vehicle head-on crash on Selmaville Road southwest of Salem.

According to Illinois State Police, Eric See was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

A preliminary investigation indicates a car driven by 18-year-old Audrey Pugh of Centralia was traveling southbound on Selmaville Road when it crossed over into the northbound lane and struck the car driven by See head on. See was alone in his vehicle, however, Pugh had an adult female passenger and a juvenile female passenger in her car.

Pugh and the two passengers in her car were airlifted in different medical helicopters to St. Louis Hospitals for treatment. The air ambulances landed at the Salem Fire Protection District’s training facility on the Selmaville Road and were transferred from the scene by ambulance to the helicopters.

The crash occurred around 11:15 p.m. Saturday between Lazy Acre Road and the Crooked Creek Bridge.

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