WHAT: Fatal Traffic Crash
WHERE: Vermilion County Rd 300 N @ 250 E
WHEN: October 9, 2018 at 4:52 p.m.
VEHICLES: Unit 1: White 2004 International Truck Tractor/ Grain Hauler
Unit 2: Beige 2002 Chevrolet Suburban
DRIVERS: Unit 1 – Jay A. Hageman, M, 66, Fairmount, Illinois (Deceased)
Unit 2 –Austin A. Richard, M, 29, Homer, Illinois
Preliminary: According to the preliminary investigation, Unit #1 was traveling south on County Rd 250 E. Unit #2 was traveling east on County Rd 300 N. Unit #1 failed to stop at the stop sign intersection and struck Unit #2 traveling through the intersection. Upon the collision, Unit #1 and Unit #2 ran off the roadway into the ditch, on the southeast corner of the intersection. Unit #1 driver sustained life-threatening injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene. Unit #2 driver was transported to an area hospital.
TRANSPORTS: 1 Transported.
SEATBELTS: Unit #1 – No
Unit #2 – Yes
All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.