>>> Update: The victim is identified as 42-year-old Michael Whitman of Savoy. <<<
A head-on collision involving a car and a semi tractor trailer along U.S. Route 150 west of Ogden Thursday morning has claimed a life. Illinois State Police say the victim is a 42-year-old man from Savoy who was driving the car involved. His name was being withheld by the Champaign County Coroner’s Office until relatives are notified.
Troopers say the crash occurred at 7:20 a.m. three-quarters of a mile east of CR 2550 E Road (west of Ogden). Troopers say their preliminary investigation found the car was traveling eastbound on U.S. 150 when for some unknown reason it crossed into the westbound lanes and hit the semi truck head-on. The 57-year-old Urbana man who was driving the semi was not hurt.