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Nokomis Man Dies In Motor Vehicle Accident

The Christian County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a traffic crash that resulted in one fatality. 31-year-old Charles L. Cummings Jr. of Nokomis was pronounced dead after a vehicle crash on December 8th at 8:11 on County Highway 1 just north of County Highway 8.  


Initial reports at the scene show that the semi was northbound and that Cummings was traveling south. Cummings vehicle crossed the center line and struck the semi-truck. Mr. Cummings was trapped in the vehicle and Taylorville Fire Department was able to extricate him from the vehicle but Mr. Cummings was pronounced dead on the scene at 9:22 PM. No other injuries were reported on the scene.


Illinois State Police responded to the scene to reconstruct the crash and conduct a commercial motor vehicle inspection. The coroner’s office has scheduled an autopsy to be held in Bloomington. The Christian County Sheriff’s Office, Dunn’s Ambulance, Taylorville Police Department, Illinois State Police, and the Christian County Coroner’s Office all responded to the call. 

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