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    Two people were killed in a head-on collision car crash Nov. 23 on New U.S. Route 50 near Breese.
    The Illinois State Police is investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred that day at approximately 12:42 p.m.
    Tracey M. Loyd, 51, of Okawville, driving a 2003 blue Ford, was eastbound on New Route 50, at approximately 500 feet east of St. Rose Road near Breese, when the vehicle she was driving crossed the center line and struck a westbound vehicle head-on. The westbound vehicle, a 2018 blue Dodge, then caught fire. Loyd and the other driver of the vehicle, Michael Jacob Brown, 20, of Trenton, were both pronounced deceased at the scene by Clinton County Deputy Coroner Andy Zieren.There were no other people involved in the accident.
    New Route 50 was closed for three hours while state police and emergency personnel assisted in cleanup and investigating.
    Personnel from the Breese police and Clinton County sheriff's departments, and the Breese Fire Protection District responded to the accident scene.
    The roadway reopened to traffic about three hours later, at 3:45 p.m., state police said.

    The crash remains under investigation and no further information is available at this time, according to Josh Korando, a trooper with ISP's Southern Region Public Information Office.
    Funeral services for Jacob Brown were held Nov. 27, at First United Methodist Church in Trenton with Pastor Rena Whitcher officiating. 
    Brown graduated from Wesclin Senior High School in Trenton. He was attending Kaskaskia College in Centralia, pursuing a degree in the electrical program and was working at NAPA Auto Parts in Carlyle.
    Brown is survived by his parents, Lynnette and Stephen Brown of Trenton; his brother Nathan Brown; his sister Katelyn Brown (Tucker Graves); his grandparents Janet and Jim Mallrich; his significant other Deanna Ryan; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
    Funeral services for Tracey Loyd (Maxey) will be held this Wednesday and Thursday at Kutis Funeral Home in St. Louis. 
    Loyd was a top sales agent at Kemper Life, was an avid crafter and enjoyed surprising her clients, family and friends with handmade gifts. 
    She is the mother of Brendan (Paige) Loyd and the late Joshua Loyd, and partner of Maurice “Mo” Hails and bonus mom to his daughters Ashlie and Marcie Hails. 
    She is the loving “mother” to furry friend Lucy, and daughter of Reba and the late Carl Maxey Sr., sister of Diane (Steve) Clayton, Lisa (Robert) Driskill, Sandra “Winnie” (Robert) Higgins and the late Carl Maxey Jr., and former wife of Steven Loyd.