Illinois

Shawneetown Man Killed in White County Crash

Update:
A crash in White County, Illinois claims the life of a Shawneetown man.

According to the preliminary traffic crash investigation, 31-year-old Matthew Rider was driving westbound on Illinois Route 141, when for unknown reasons, he crossed into the eastbound lane.

Once in the eastbound lane, Rider struck a 2018 Mack Truck Tractor, hauling a tanker trailer, driven by David Casey.

Rider was pronounced dead the scene.

Casey refused medical attention.

Detectives say this is an ongoing investigation.

Previous story:
Officials say Illinois 141 east of Epworth Road in White County is closed due to a two-car accident with a death. This is the fourth fatality on this stretch of road in the past 45 days.

We will continue to gather information as it becomes available

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