UPDATE: Fatal Crash Claims Life of 87 Year Old Man

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UPDATE – Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards reports she has identified the 87-year-old man who died in a crash on Route 29 Saturday evening.

Cletis A. Britton, of Pana, was pronounced dead at Memorial Medical Center’s Emergency Room at 10:40 PM on February 27.

The Illinois State Police are currently investigating the crash.

Britton’s autopsy is scheduled for 8 AM on Monday, February 29 in Springfield.


CHRISTIAN COUNTY- A two vehicle crash leaves one man dead on Route 29.

Around 8:00 p.m. Saturday evening, authorities were notified and dispatched to a car crash between two vehicles.

The driver of a 2005 Silver Buick was traveling eastbound on Christian County Road 2050N and was approaching the intersection of Illinois Rt. 29 and failed to stop at the stop sign causing a second vehicle, a 2013 Chevrolet, to hit the side of the Buick.

More than 4 passengers were taken to the hospital, and one 87-year-old man who was in the Buick died after being taken to a hospital.

Family members are still being notified, so the man’s name is being withheld by authorities at this time.

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