A Bunker Hill woman died on Sunday after she struck a skid steer head-on on Illinois Route 159 south of Bunker Hill, according to Illinois State Police District 18.
Police said Teresa Mullink, 57 of Bunker Hill, died at a local hospital from the injuries she sustained in an accident that happened around 6:15 Sunday evening. She was driving a 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis at the time of the accident.
The accident happened after a 1985 Dodge Diplomat pulling a flatbed trailer driven by Dale Mansholt, 37 of Dorsey, was traveling south on Route 159 when police say a 1984 John Deere skid steer fell off the flatbed trailer and came to rest in the northbound lane of Route 159. Police reports say Mullink was traveling in the northbound lane and struck the skid steer head-on. She was extricated from the vehicle and transported from the scene by an ambulance but later died from her injuries.