ISP TRAFFIC CRASH ALERT The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State Police District 12
WHAT: Fatal Crash
WHERE: U.S. 45 ½ mile north of Hickory Hill Road (3 miles south of Louisville)
WHEN: 04/17/2018, 7:04 PM VEHICLES: Unit one – 1995 Nissan Pathfinder
DRIVER: William J. Viehmeyer, Age 67 from Clay City, IL
PASSENGER: Randall R. Helms Jr, Age 43 from Louisville, IL
CHARGES: Helms, Failure to Wear Seatbelt
TRANSPORTS: Helms was transported by Air Evac to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.
PRELIMINARY: Preliminary investigative details indicate unit one was traveling north on U.S. 45 approximately 3 miles south of Louisville in Clay County. Unit one driver was attempting to pass another vehicle and lost control. Unit one traveled off the roadway to the left and overturned multiple times. Both occupants were ejected from the vehicle. Unit one came to rest in the west ditch. Viehmeyer was pronounced deceased at the scene. Helms was airlifted from the scene to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana. U.S. 45 was closed with traffic rerouted for approximately 4 ½ hours.
All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law