BUNKER HILL, Ill. (AP) -- Three people have died after their vehicle went off a rural southwestern Illinois roadway and struck an empty parked car.
The Macoupin County sheriff identified the three victims on Saturday as 33-year-old Timmy Coffman of Bethalto and 29-year-old Robert Reinhardt and 27-year-old Jennifer Heide, both of Edwardsville. Sheriff Don Albrecht says the crash happened late Friday.
Authorities say Coffman was driving the vehicle when it left the road, went about 500 feet and then hit the parked car. Coroner Brad Targhetta says the three died instantly.
Bunker Hill is about 50 miles north of St. Louis.
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Memorials in honor of Coffman may be made to the Caroline Coffman Education Fund at the Bank of Edwardsville.