1 dead in Champaign County crash


CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) - The Champaign County Sheriff's Department is investigating a deadly crash that took place early Monday morning. 

Officers were called out to a single vehicle crash just before 8 a.m. near 2175 County Road 700E. That's in Hensley Township. 

According to the coroner's office, 19-year-old Heather N. Clarke of Mahomet was pronounced dead at 8:55 a.m. at the scene. 

The sheriff's office said Clarke was driving eastbound when her car went off the south side of the road and struck a tree. Officials say the road was slick and was a contributing factor in the crash. 

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday afternoon. 

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