A crash involving a tractor in Sterling leaves a 9-year-old girl dead.
It happened Saturday around 10:30 a.m. on Illinois Route 40 near Ridge Road.
Whiteside County Deputies say, a woman driving a car tried to pass a tractor hauling a grain cart.
The car hit the back of the grain cart.
Because of the impact, the passenger in the car, a nine-year-old girl, was airlifted to the hospital.
She later died from her injuries.
The driver is recovering.