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Corrine Bottila of Crystal River  was killed Saturday in a traffic accident in Effingham, Illinois.

At 5:03 p.m., a vehicle driven by Bottila, 54, was traveling eastbound and entered the opposite lane of traffic. At the same time, a semitractor-trailer driven by Robert Matson, 53, of Newton, IIllinois, was traveling westbound. The vehicles collided head-on, according to an Effingham Police Department report.

Bottila was taken by ambulance to HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital where she succumbed to fatal injuries, the report said.

Matson was uninjured. No citations were issued. 

 

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