Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup has released the name of a man who was killed early Thursday in a collision near Ogden. He says the victim is 42-year-old Michael D. Whitman of Savoy who was pronounced dead on the scene at 8:29 a.m.
Illinois State Police say Whitman was the driver of a car that was traveling eastbound on U.S. route 150 when for some unknown reason it crossed into the westbound lane of traffic. Whitman’s car struck a semi tractor-trailer head-on. The driver of the truck was a 57-year-old Urbana man who escaped injury.
The crash remains under investigation by State Police and the Champaign County Coroner’s Office.