Police say an SUV driven by 36-year-old Kathy Douglas of Kane crossed the center line and hit car head-on. A 12-year-old girl and a 6-year-old boy in her vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene. Douglas and a 10-year-old boy were flown to trauma centers for treatment of serious injuries.
62-year-old Gary Beimel, 55-year-old Elaine Beimel, 54-year-old David Cuneo and 81-year-old Florence Donachy, all of St. Marys, were also pronounced dead at the scene.
219 was closed for about 6 1/2 hours. The crash remains under investigation.
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