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2 Vehicle Crash claims the Life of an Ashkum Man

ISP D-21 Responded to a Fatal Crash in Iroquois County

ISP D-21 responded to a two vehicle fatal accident at 7:51 am Friday.  The crash occurred on Old US Rt 45 at 2800 North Iroquois County.  A 2011 Pontiac Firebird, driven by Jonathan Love, 25 Ashkum was traveling southbound on Old US Rt 45 when it crossed over into the northbound lane.  A 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by John Stock, 32 Ashkum was traveling northbound as the Firebird crossed into his lane.  The vehicles struck each other head on resulting in the death of Love and serious injury of Stock.  Stock was transported to Provena St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment.  Stock was issued a citation for Driving While License Suspended.  The roadway was shut down for a short time, while crews cleared the vehicles from the roadway.  The cause of the crash is under investigation by Illinois State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit.

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