Illinois UTV crash leaves one dead in Adams County
Last updated Wednesday, April 12th, 2023
A Sunday evening Illinois UTV crash on April 9, near the levee at Bear Creek Recreation Area, claimed the life of one of the drivers.
Adams County Sheriff’s Office got a call about the collision and went to 167 North 2400th Avenue around 7:00 PM. Upon arrival, they discovered the driver and passenger of one of the vehicles injured on the road, both of whom appeared to have ejected and ended up on asphalt after impact.
They were taken to Blessing Hospital, where the driver, a 26-year-old man, was pronounced dead while the woman passenger, 20, was treated for minor injuries. No name was released.
The driver of the second UTV, a 27-year-old man, and the passenger, a woman of 25, received treatment for minor injuries on the scene.
According to the police, none of the victims wore a seatbelt or helmet when their vehicles collided.
The Adams County Sheriff’s Office received assistance from the Illinois State Police Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit and many other departments. The crash remains under investigation. Sheriff’s Office will release more details soon.
Our deepest condolences go out to the deceased’s family and friends. We pray for the injured a quick and complete recovery.
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