Local News

Christian County Coroner Amy Calvert Winans has released the preliminary autopsy results for 33 year old Luis Delacruz Hernandez of Taylorville. The autopsy results show that Hernandez died from multiple blunt injuries sustained when he was struck by a semi-tractor trailer truck. Toxicology testing is pending. Hernandez was pronounced dead on Wednesday morning in Taylorville Township on Route 29 a quarter mile south of Pershing Road. The investigation is being conducted by Illinois State Police, Illinois State Police Traffic Reconstructionist, and the Christian County Coroner’s Office. 

 
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