Mother, son dead after car flips into creek in Illinois

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by Elizabeth Eisele/ KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on January 19, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Updated Sunday, Jan 19 at 6:09 PM

(KMOV.com) -- A mother and her 9-year-old son are dead after a crash in Jefferson County, Illinois, early Saturday morning.

Authorities said the accident Melanie May and her son Aaron were killed when the jeep they were in hit a guard rail and flipped into a creek.

The 19-year-old drive suffered only minor injuries, according to police.

The accident happened in Benton, which is northeast of Carbondale.

An investigation into the cause of the accident is underway. 

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