fatal accident


A Bradley County woman was killed and two Monticello residents were injured Monday morning in a traffic accident on U.S. 278 in Drew County, according to State Police.

Maria Valdes, 23, of Warren, was traveling east on U.S. 278, west of I-530, when she lost control of her car on the wet highway and crossed over to the westbound lane and struck a car driven by Kisha Ollison, of Monticello, according to a State Police report.

Valdes was ejected from her vehicle and came to rest in a grassy area on the north side of the highway, according to the police report.

She died at the scene.

Ollison, 39, and her passenger, Kylon Cross, 6, also of Monticello, were both injured. They were taken to Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello.

The accident occurred at 7:52 a.m. It was raining and the roadway was wet.