Effingham man dies in single-vehicle crash

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EFFINGHAM - Authorities say one man is dead after a single-vehicle crash that happened on December 1.

Authorities say the crash happened at Illinois Route 32 and 1200 East CR in Effingham.  Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup says the driver, 68-year-old William Wilke, was pronounced dead at Carle Foundation Hospital at 5:29 p.m.

Northrup says Wilke's cause and manner of death are still under investigation, due to the possibility that he may have experienced a medical event before the crash.  Northrup also says in inquest may be held at a later date.

Wilke's death is currently being investigated by Illinois State Police and the Champaign County Coroner's Office.


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