According to the Illinois State Police District 18 in Litchfield, they are investigating a two vehicle crash that occurred on Illinois Route 48 at Black Diamond Trail. A 17 year-old juvenile from Raymond was driving a 2001 Ford Passenger Car, heading southbound on Black Diamond Trail, going across Illinois Route 48. A 50 year-old male from Cape Coral, Florida was driving a 2000 Freightliner Truck Tractor Trailer Combination, and was traveling northbound on Route 48. The juvenile failed to yield to the driver of the Freightliner, and pulled onto Route 48 to cross it in front of the Freightliner. The driver was unable to slow down his vehicle enough and struck the Ford passenger car. Raymond Fire and EMS was on scene. Arch was also utilized to transport the juvenile of the Ford car to St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.
Illinois Route 48 was shut down for approximately two-and-a-half hours. The accident occurred on Thursday afternoon at 3:09 p.m. At this time, the crash is still under investigation.