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Fatal Accident in Assumption Sends Two to Hospital

According to Illinois State Police, there was a fatal accident on October 24th at 1:37 in the afternoon in Assumption. The accident involved two drivers, an 84 yer old female of Auburn, and 64 year old John Brophy of Rankin. 


According to the preliminary traffic crash investigation, the female was traveling westbound on Christian County Road 6 approaching the route 51 intersection. Brophy was traveling southbound on route 51 approaching County Road 6. The female entered the intersection, and was struck by Brophy’s vehicle. The female driver and her passenger, an 87 year old male, were injured. The passenger was transported to Pana Community Hospital, and the female driver was air lifted to an area hospital for treatment of injuries.


According to Christian County Coroner Amy Calvert Winans, the 87 year old was Ross McNaught of Auburn, and he was pronounced dead at Pana Community Hospital at 2:37 in the afternoon.

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