Thursday night crash leaves one teen dead


Champaign - A teen is dead after a crash on Thursday night.


Kenneth McNeail II, who would have turned 17 today, died in a crash off Rising Road. Investigators think he lost control of his car around 7:30 p.m., then went into a ditch hitting a utility pole, which broke in half on impact.


Deputies report he was wearing seatbelt at the time of the crash.


Preliminary autopsy results show that McNeil died from multiple blunt force injuries that were sustained during the crash.


The teen was a Centennial High School student, who was on his way to Mahomet for Lacrosse practice.


The crash remains under investigation by the Champaign County Sheriff's Department.

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