MT. VERNON — An accident involving a pickup truck and motorcyle resulted in the deaths of two Mt. Vernon residents around midnight Sunday.
Jefferson County Coroner Eddie Joe Marks was notified of the accident at the intersection of Illinois Route 15 and Liebengood Road at 11:49 p.m. Saturday. Cassell Stewart, 28, of Mt. Vernon was the driver of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle and was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:09 a.m.
Autumn Pittman, 28, also of Mt. Vernon, a passenger on the motorcycle, was transported from the scene to the Good Samaritan Regional Health Center emergency room, where she was pronounced dead at 12:23 a.m.