A fatal crash on May 9 claimed the lives of two Massac County residents. According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), the crash occurred at 8:10 a.m. at the intersection of Joppa Road and Old Joppa Road.

A silver Honda SUV being driven by Frank Pritchett, 87, of Metropolis, was traveling southbound on Old Joppa Road. A white Honda sedan being driven by Christopher Anderson, 31 of Brookport, was traveling west bound on Joppa Road. Pritchett turned eastbound onto Joppa Road striking Anderson’s vehicle head on.

Pritchett and James Anderson, a passenger in the Honda sedan, both sustained life-threatening injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene.

Christopher Anderson was airlifted to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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