Police investigating Christian County fatal crash


CHRISTIAN COUNTY, ILL.- Police in Christian County are investigating a fatal crash that happened over the weekend. 

Police say the crash happened around 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. A passerby saw a male laying in a field by an overturned truck, near 600 E. 14000 North Road in South Fork Township. 

The coroner pronounced the male dead at the scene. He was identified as 38-year-old Derrick M. Kounse from Kincaid. 

Police believe Kounse was driving east when he lost control of his vehicle. His vehicle slid into a ditch and overturned in the filed. Kounse was ejected from the vehicle and died as a result of blunt force trauma from the crash. 

A toxicology report is pending. 

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