Six hospitalized, one critical following crash

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – A man lost his life after a crash caused him to be ejected from his car.

Macon County deputies say at about 6:11 p.m. Monday on Greenswitch Road near Hickory Point Road. They say only one car was involved in the crash when it happened.

A 38-year-old Oreana man, identified as Michael D. Smith was behind the wheel died after the crash while at Decatur Memorial Hospital. He was the only person in the car.

According to the preliminary report from the Macon County Coroner, a passer by tried to perform CPR on Smith before paramedics arrived. Paramedics took him to a nearby hospital. Smith was in full cardiac arrest when he died and died from a traumatic arrest due to the severe injuries he sustained from the crash. 

The Fatal Accident Investigation Team is investigating the cause. Law enforcement did not release specific information about what led to the crash Monday night.