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One Person Killed In Head On Collision In Sangamon County

Illinois State Police are investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash that occurred at 8:08 PM on Thursday, July 22nd on Illinois Route 4 at Planter Road in Southern Sangamon County. A 17-year-old male juvenile from Chatham along with a 16-year-old female juvenile was traveling northbound on Illinois Route 4 in a 2008 Chevrolet Truck. 


The driver of the truck attempted to pass vehicles in front of him. As he pulled into the southbound lane, he struck 57-year-old Brian McCoy of Virden head-on. McCoy’s passenger, 50-year-old Michael A. Devries was pronounced deceased on the scene by the Sangamon County Coroner. All remaining individuals involved with the incident were taken to area hospitals with serious injuries. All lanes were reopened at 1:15 AM on Friday morning.  The Illinois State Police Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit is continuing the investigation.

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