Illinois State Police are investigating a fatal crash that occured Saturday evening around 11:16 PM in Montgomery County. 51 year old John E. Thompson of Witt was traveling southbound on Illinois Route 16 near North 19th Avenue.
For unknown reasons, Thompson veered off the roadway to the right, overcorrected and came back onto the roadway. Thompson again overcorrected and went off in the right ditch. The crash ejected both Thompson and 21 year old James E. Thompson of Witt. Another passenger was in the back seat, 24 year old Dakota L. Cook of Clinton, Illinois.
Both John Thompson and James Thompson were killed in the vehicle crash and Cook was transported to an area hospital with injuries. The roadway was closed for about 4 hours during the crash investigation. The crash remains under investigation and there is no further information at this time.