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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

Passengers:                     N/A

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

CHARGES:                        None.

All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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