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ISP is investigating a fatality in Montgomery County. ISP District 18 troopers responded to investigate a fatal single-vehicle crash on South East Road 130 feet north of the intersection of Elevator Street in the city of Farmersville in Montgomery County. At approximately 6:18 PM on October 13th, a black 2005 Chrysler Town and Country van was traveling northbound on South East Street.  The van left the roadway to the left and struck an awning and 2 parking posts of a nearby building.  The driver was pronounced deceased on scene by the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. The driver was identified as 48-year-old Ben W. Pope of Raymond Illinois.  His passenger who refused medical care was identified as 54-year-old Charles R. Mackay, also of Raymond, Illinois.  No further information is available at this time. 


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