Coroners release names in Vermilion County crash


VERMILION COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) – Two people are dead in a Vermilion County crash.

Troopers tell WAND-TV it happened on Illinois Route 1 at Vermilion County Road 3870 North. They say one person died at the scene while medics airlifted a second person to a hospital for treatment. That second person died in hospital care. 

Vermilion County Coroner Jane McFadden released the name of the driver who died at the scene as, 52-year-old Warren W. Harms of Hoopeston. Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup released the name of the driver who died at Carle Foundation Hospital as 59-year-old Denise L. Ried of Wellington. 

According to the initial crash report, Harms was driving a Ford Ranger on State Route 1. He was attempting to pass a vehicle when he collided head-on with a Chrysler Minivan, driven by Ried. 

The crash remains under investigation by Illinois State Police District 10, the Champaign County Coroner and the Vermilion County Coroner. 

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