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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE INVESTIGATION LEADS TO FELONY CHARGES IN THE WAKE OF A FATAL CRASH

 The Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) - Zone 5 conducted an in-depth investigation into the events leading up to a fatal traffic crash in Champaign County on June 12, 2022.  This investigation resulted in the arrest of Justin T. Shields, a 21-year-old male of Rantoul, IL for Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving a Death (Class 1 felony) and Aggravated Street Racing (Class 4 felony).

 

On June 12, 2022, ISP District 10 Troopers handled a single vehicle crash on US Route 136 at Champaign County Road 2376E.  As a result of the crash, Scott A. Boyne, a 34-year-old male of Rantoul, IL was pronounced deceased.  ISP DCI Special Agents later received information there was a secondary vehicle involved in the events leading up to the crash.  Agents determined Boyne and another vehicle had been drag racing on US Route 136 prior to the crash.  During the drag race, the secondary vehicle contacted Boyne’s vehicle causing Boyne’s vehicle to leave the roadway.  Shields was identified as the driver of the second vehicle.

 

An arrest warrant for Shields was issued on August 2, 2022 by Champaign County State’s Attorney’s Office.  ISP DCI Zone 5 Agents took Shields into custody on August 3, 2022.  Shields is being held in the Champaign County Jail on a $10,000, 10% to apply bond.

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