Illinois State Police have released preliminary details about a fatal crash that occurred Monday night in northern Vermilion County. Troopers say a van being driven by 36-year-old Miguel Vera of San Benito, Texas was traveling westbound along Illinois route 9, just east of Cheneyville Road, when it ran off the road. The van struck a culvert and overturned in a corn field.
A 37-year-old passenger in the van was pronounced dead at the scene. The Vermilion County Coroner has not yet released the identity of the victim. The driver and a 38-year-old male passenger from Brownsville, Texas were transported to an area hospital for treatment.
Hoopeston Firefighters and Police assisted at the scene. The crash occurred shortly before 8:30 p.m. Monday (August 26, 2019).