DALTON CITY - The identity of the victim of a single vehicle crash in rural Dalton County has been released by Macon County Coroner, Michael Day.
Darrell D. Hamilton, 53, of Decatur died Thursday morning near RT. 36 and 85th Street after his vehicle reportedly struck a railroad structure and burst into flames.
The crash took place at 10:51 PM Wednesday night. Hamilton died about an hour and a half later.
A 36 year old passenger in the vehicle was airlifted to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana with life threatening injuries.
The Macon County Sheriff’s Office and Illinois State Police are investigating the cause of the accident.
This marks the 3rd fatal accident the Macon County Sheriff's Department has responded to in a week’s time.