Names released of two people killed in Carmi crash

2 men killed after wreck in Carmi

CARMI, Ill. (WFIE) - Two men were killed after a wreck in Carmi, Illinois overnight.

Police say it happened at Fifth and Fackney Street.

Witnesses told police the car was going around 100 mph when it ran a stop sign and hit a tree near that intersection.

Police say, two men, 29-year-old James Grant and 21-year-old Brandon Rhodes, both from Carmi, died at the scene.

The road was shut down while officers investigated. It is now back open.

Officers say they believe alcohol could have been a factor in the crash. Right now, an investigation is underway into that crash.

A vigil is being held Tuesday night, remembering Grant and Rhodes. It’s held at the scene of last night’s crash. We’re told local law enforcement also stopped by the vigil in an effort to ensure safety by directing traffic.

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