Fatal Accident in Macon County


Macon County, Ill - On 06/08/12 at approx 2:10pm, Macon County Deputies were detailed to the intersection of Ocean Trail Rd. and 70th St. in regards to a traffic crash with injuries.  Upon arrival, deputies located a 1991 GMC pickup had collided with a 2000 Dodge passenger car.

Preliminary investigation indicates the pickup, driven by a 17 year old Walshville, IL resident was traveling southbound on 70th St.  Upon approaching the intersection at Ocean Trail Rd. the driver of the pickup failed to stop at the stop sign, subsequently colliding with the passenger car.  The passenger car, driven by a 55 year old rural Decatur resident, and the pickup truck came to rest in the southeast corner of the intersection.

The driver of the passenger car was pronounced dead at the scene.   The driver of the pickup truck was transported to St. Mary's Hospital for treatment of what is believed to be non-life threatening injuries

The Macon County Sheriff's Office Fatal Crash Team was called to the scene to further investigate the crash.  The crash is still under investigation.

The names of both parties are being withheld at this time pending notification of family members.

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