Deadly Car Crash On Decatur's West Side


DECATUR, IL- A Decatur teen is dead after crashing his car into a tree.

The accident occurred Tuesday night just before 11 p.m. in the 1500 block of West Division Street near Taylor Avenue.

Police say 19 year-old Demontez Johnson was driving down West Division when he may have tried to pass another car but swerved when he realized two motorcycles were in the other lane.

Johnson then crashed into a tree. Macon County Coroner Michael Day says Johnson died shortly after his arrival at the Decatur Memorial Hospital ER.

The coroner says that mandated toxicology testing and an inquest are pending.  

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