Local News

A Pana resident died shortly after a 1-vehicle crash on Thursday. Around 2:57 A.M., 911 received a call from a passerby that a vehicle with flashing lights had struck a pole near Route 16 and Pine St in Pana.  The man was taken to ER where he was pronounced dead at 3:26 A.M.  The driver and only occupant of the vehicle was 78-year-old  Donald P. Elliott of Pana.  Christian County Coroner Amy Winans reports that the crash scene indicates Elliott had a medical emergency prior to striking the pole.  The incident remains under investigation.  No autopsy will be conducted but the standard toxicology will be performed.  Pana Police and Christian County Coroner's Office are handling the investigation.  

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