Vermilion County Coroner Jane McFadden has released the identity of a man killed in a crash along Illinois route one near Bismarck Friday morning ( December 14, 2018). The Coroner says the victim is 47-year-old James D. Callahan of Hoopeston.
Callahan was pronounced dead on the scene after his vehicle and another being driven by a 29-year-old female collided head-on. Illinois State Police say their preliminary investigation found that Callahan’s vehicle crossed the center line and hit the woman’s unit which was traveling in the opposite direction.
The woman was taken to an area hospital with what State Police said were non-life-threatening injuries.
Illinois State Police and the Vermilion County Coroner’s offices continue to investigate the tragedy.