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Teenage girl, younger brother die in crash near Quincy Airport

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By ANNALISE FRANK
Herald-Whig Staff Writer

A teenage girl and her younger brother died Friday morning in a single-vehicle accident near the Quincy Regional Airport.

Cassaundra Clinging, 16, and her 12-year-old brother, Chandler Clinging of Fowler were pronounced dead at the scene by Adams County Coroner Jim Keller.

Adams County Sheriff's Deputies first responded at 10:21 a.m. to a vehicle crash about a mile north of Ill. 104 on the Paloma blacktop, according to a Sheriff's Department news release.

The crash site was at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery south of 1400th Avenue on East 1600th.

Adams County Chief Deputy Fred Kientzle said both people in the car were dead when deputies arrived, and the car was on its wheels.

"When we arrived on scene, the vehicle was fully engulfed," said Lt. Chris Costigan, one of two Tri-Township Fire Department firefighters who assisted Friday morning. "I'd say the fire was out in approximately four to five minutes."

Shortly after the vehicle fire was extinguished, 15 Central Adams County Fire District firefighters arrived with four response vehicles — a pumper, two tankers and a rescue unit.

Though the accident occurred in Central Adams jurisdiction, Tri-Township "assisted them until they got on scene, and turned everything over to them," Costigan said.

Bill Johnson, a first responder with Central Adams, said the vehicle lost control and veered off the blacktop into the cemetery, hitting several tombstones.

Johnson said the gas tank ruptured and the vehicle "burst into flames."

"I responded as a first responder," Johnson said. "I found that there were two individuals that were deceased and called for a coroner, and we pulled a line from our pumper. Tri-Township already was on the scene putting out the car fire, and we put out a grass fire."

The Adams County Coroner, Adams County Emergency Responders, Adams County Ambulance Service and Illinois State Police also assisted at the scene.

Kientzle said the accident remains under investigation.

The Hansen-Spear Funeral Home is handling funeral arrangements.

Friday's accident is the second fatal accident in the airport area this summer. Dakota Cantrell, a 18-year-old Fowler resident, was killed July 7 in an ATV and vehicle accident on North 1400th Avenue, a quarter-mile east of East 1600th.

— afrank@whig.com/221-3381

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