Fatal Accident in Havana


Havana, Ill - A man is dead following an accident on US Route 136. Police say the driver of a semi truck was driving west on US 136 approximately 2.5 miles east of Havana when he leaned over to pick up his cell phone.

The driver told police when he looked back at the road, he was too close to another vehicle to avoid crashing it.

Police say the semi then crashed into the other vehicle, driven by a 77 year old man from Mason City. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Mason County Coroner's Office. A passenger, 22 year old Kirk Schoonover of Havana, was flown to St. Francis Hospital in Peoria in critical condition. The driver of the semi was not injured.

Traffic has been re-routed around the crash site. The ISP is investigating.


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