Fatal Crash In Assumption



ASSUMPTION IL - Name released by Christian County Coroner. 40 year old Daniel C. Kennell of Taylorville was pronounced dead on scene.  An autopsy will be held later today.  Assisting at the scene were Christian County Sheriff Office, Illinois State Police, Assumption Ambulance, and Assumption Fire and Rescue.


ASSUMPTION IL - Around 6:48 am, on Friday a two vehicle crash occurred approximately 3 ½ miles south west of Assumption. A semi truck heading west bound on 800 N when it was struck by a Kemmerer Village van, two staff members and four students, who were traveling south, bound on 2500 N. towards Pana.

All occupants of the van all received injuries including on fatality. Three were removed directly from the scene by helicopter to Springfield. Two were taken to Pana Hospital, and then transferred to Springfield for further medical treatment.

The semi driver was not injured. Names of those involved are not being released at this time.

The accident occurred at a blind intersection. The Christian County Sheriff's Office would like to remind all motorists of the dangers of driving through rural areas, especially during this time of year when crops are present. Motorists are reminded to use extreme caution when approaching intersections with obstructed views and stop before proceeding through.  

Anyone with information is requested to contact the Christian County Sheriff's Office (824-4961), their local law enforcement agency or Christian County Crime Stoppers at (1-800-568-TIPS) or (824-9100)

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