Car discovered hours after crashing into several trees


Morgan County – A deadly crash scene was discovered early Thursday morning.


The Morgan County Coroner tells WAND a car was discovered in the trees on Old State Road at the Morgan Sangamon County line. While on scene first responders found the passenger, Sydell Nelson, 21, dead. The driver was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.


The driver lost control of the vehicle and ran off the road striking several trees. The coroner believes the crash happened sometime around midnight. The car was not easy to spot due to darkness and dense trees. Morgan County Sheriff's department will continue investigating.

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