Vermilion County Sheriff’s Police say a two-vehicle crash along Illinois route one this morning (December 14, 2018) has claimed a life. Another person was taken to an area hospital following the crash which occurred south of Illinois route 119 and north of the Bismarck turnoff.
Illinois State Police are handling the investigation and said that area of route one would be closed for an extended period of time. The vehicles burst into flames upon impact.
Bismarck Fire and Ambulance personnel were among emergency personnel assisting at the scene. The Illinois Department of Transportation also assisted by placing message boards to direct traffic around the crash site. State Police suggested motorists use Bowman or Henning Roads as a detour.
The Vermilion County Coroner’s office has not released the name of the victim.