16-year-old girl dies after collision on Lerna Road

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A 16-year-old girl died in a collision Tuesday afternoon after a brown dump truck collided with a sedan at 6478 Lerna Rd.

The girl was identified as Jordan L. Holly of Charleston. Her parents are Kristin Holly, the principal of Carl Sandburg Elementary School in Charleston and Don Holly, a professor of sociology and anthropology at Eastern.

What caused the accident is unknown and Coles County Coroner Ed Schniers said the cause of death is also unknown.

Schniers said an autopsy is scheduled for  10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

It will take four weeks before the cause of death is known, he said.

More information will be added to the story as soon as it becomes available.

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