Victim ID’d in deadly head-on crash in Champaign County

Credit: Bill Lackey

Credit: Bill Lackey

An Urbana woman was killed in a Tuesday morning fiery, head-on crash that seriously injured another person.

Lisa M. Courter, 57, was identified Wednesday as the crash victim by the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office.

Courter was headed north in a 2018 Hyundai Sonata north just before 10:30 a.m. in the 2700 block of Clark Road when she went left of center and struck a 2019 Buick Encore head-on that was headed in the opposite direction, according to a release.

Bystanders pulled Courter from the car, which caught fire. However, despite attempted lifesaving measures by bystanders and medics, Courter was pronounced dead at the scene.

The impact forced the Buick to travel off the right side of the road, where it rolled onto its side. The driver, a woman who was seriously injured, was trapped and had to be freed by emergency crews before they took her to an area hospital, the release stated. Her name was not released.

The crash remains under investigation.

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