Victim in fatal crash identified


Staff report



A fatal crash Tuesday morning on Clark Road took the life of Lisa M. Courter, age 57 of Urbana.

On Tuesday, Dec. 6 at approximately 10:28 a.m., the Champaign County 911 Center received a call of a head-on traffic crash that had just occurred in the 2700 block of Clark Road.

Upon receiving the call, Champaign County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Fire/EMS from Urbana Fire Division and West Liberty Fire Department responded to the scene.

Upon arrival, it was discovered that a 2018 Hyundai Sonata was being operated northbound in the 2700 block of Clark Road when its driver, Courter, drove left of center and struck a 2019 Buick Encore, head-on, that was travelling in the southbound lane.

After being struck, the Buick travelled off the right side of the roadway and rolled onto its side. The driver of the Buick was trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated by Fire/EMS crews; she was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Courter was pulled from the vehicle by citizens in the area, as the vehicle was on fire. Citizens and Fire/EMS personnel attempted life-saving measures, however, Courter was pronounced deceased at the scene.

This incident remains under investigation by the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office and the Champaign County Coroner’s Office. The name of the driver of the Buick was not released by the sheriff’s office on Wednesday.

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Staff report

Info from Champaign County Sheriff’s Office

Info from Champaign County Sheriff’s Office