An Illinois Baptist pastor’s sister and two teenage daughters were killed in a head-on collision with a tractor-trailer near Beckemeyer in Clinton County on Friday (July 8).
The girls, 17-year-old Savanna Grace Broughton and 15-year-old Brooke-Lynn Kay Broughton, are the daughters of Scott and Amanda Broughton. He is the pastor of First Baptist Church, Carlyle. Also killed was Pastor Broughton’s sister, Rhonda Evans, of Ackerman, Mississippi, the Belleville News-Democrat reported.
Funeral service was set for today (July 11) at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Carlyle. Visitation preceded the service beginning at noon.
Both girls were active in the church’s worship ministry. Savanna would have been a senior at Carlyle High School in the fall. She served as student council president, was a member of the homecoming court, and was a reporter for the high school’s chapter of Future Farmers of America (FFA). She had a passion for mission work and served at homeless and women’s shelters.
Brooke-Lynn played tenor sax in the high school band and was a member of the color guard. She loved art and painting.
Local authorities reported the car the three were in drifted across the center line on Old Highway 50 and collided with the tractor-trailer. The truck driver received only minor injuries.
Memorials are suggested in honor of the girls’ interests to the Clinton High School Class of 2023 and the Clinton High School Band.