WHAT: Double Fatal Traffic Crash
WHERE: Illinois Route 1 at Vermilion County 3870 E Road (Between Rossville and Hoopeston)
WHEN: February 7, 2018 at 6:21 pm
DRIVERS: Unit 1: Male, 52, IL (Deceased, Name withheld pending family notification.)
Unit 2: Female, 59, IL (Deceased, Name withheld pending family notification.)
VEHICLES: Unit 1: Pick-up truck
Unit 2: Minivan
PRELIMINARY: Illinois State Police are investigating a double fatal crash on Illinois Route 1 at Vermilion County Road 3870 North. Preliminary crash investigation revealed the driver of Unit 1 was northbound and Unit 2 was southbound. The driver of Unit 1 crossed the center line for an unknown reason. Unit 1 struck Unit 2 head-on in the southbound lanes. The driver of Unit 1 was pronounced deceased on scene. The driver of Unit 2 was air-lifted to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries, where she later succumbed to her injuries. The crash is still under investigation.
TRANSPORTS: Driver of Unit 1 was pronounced deceased on scene. Driver of Unit 2 was air-lifted from the scene to an area hospital, where she later succumbed to her injuries.