ISP DISTRICT 19 TRAFFIC CRASH ALERT
The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State Police District 19:
WHAT: Fatal/Personal Injury Traffic Crash
WHERE: US Rt. 45, ¾ mile south of Carrier Mills
WHEN: 04/23/18 – 1:01 pm
VEHICLES: Unit 1- Black 2007 Chevy Mini Van
DRIVERS: Unit 1- 64 year Old Male from Paducah, KY
CAUSE: Improper Lane Usage, Speeding
ROAD CONDITIONS: Open
PRELIMINARY: Unit 1 was northbound on US Rt. 45. Unit 1 attempted to pass another vehicle at a high rate of speed while running off the west side of the roadway. Unit 1 continued northbound on the west side of the roadway striking a tree. The driver of Unit 1 was fatally injured in the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene, by the Saline County Deputy Coroner.
ISP was assisted at the scene by Carrier Mills Fire Department, Saline County Sheriff’s Department, Saline County Coroner, Transcare Ambulance, Saline County Ambulance and Winters Towing.
The name of the Driver of Unit 1 is being withheld pending the notification of next of kin, by the Saline County Deputy Coroner.
All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.