Car crash kills child, sends another to the hospital

Car crash kills child, sends another to the hospital

COLES COUNTY -- One child was killed and another hospitalized after a rollover accident.
COLES COUNTY -- One child was killed and another hospitalized after a rollover accident. It happened just before 6:00 am along I-57 a few miles south of Mattoon.

Police say the two children were riding with six others in an SUV. All of them are from Arkansas. Police say the driver was in the southbound lane then veered into the median.

After driving on the grass for about 300 feet, she tried going back onto the road. The driver then lost control, flipping the SUV several times.

5-year old Ja-Kylen Jones was ejected and died from his injuries. A four-year old girl was hospitalized after also being ejected. Police say they were the only two not wearing seat-belts. The driver and another passenger were also taken to the hospital.

Another car filled with five people also from Arkansas was driving in front of the SUV. Police say the driver of that car lost control after seeing the SUV rollover behind her. Nobody in that car was seriously hurt.
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