Crash kills 1 in Mad River Twp. on Sunday morning


MAD RIVER TWP. – At approximately 7:15 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 29 the Champaign County 911 Center received a call regarding a single vehicle rollover traffic crash in the 2200 block of state Route 560 in Mad River Township, Champaign County. Champaign County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Fire/EMS personnel from JSP Fire were dispatched to the scene.

Upon arrival, the initial investigation revealed that a 1997 Chevrolet pickup truck was travelling southbound on state Route 560 just North of Old Troy Pike, when it left the right side of the roadway for an unknown reason. The vehicle then travelled back onto the roadway; lost control and went off the west side of the roadway in the 2200 block, where it struck a ditch and rolled before coming to a final rest. The driver of the vehicle was checked by JSP Fire/EMS, however he was found to be


The name of the victim is being withheld until next of kin can be properly notified.

This incident is remains under investigation by the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office and the Champaign County Coroner’s Office.

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Info from Champaign County Sheriff’s Office.

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