Coles Co, IL (October 29, 2020) – One man was killed and a woman injured following a collision in Coles County on Tuesday, October 27.
The crash reportedly occurred near the intersection of Lerna Road and Old State Road at around 12:30 p.m. that afternoon. Local reports revealed that an 89-year-old Charleston man was traveling east on Old State Road at the time of the accident. For unknown reasons, the man failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with another vehicle.
The man sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The 18-year-old Toledo woman driving the other vehicle was injured and taken to a nearby medical facility for treatment. The identities of the involved parties have not been released at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is currently underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim her family in hopes of a full recovery.
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