PASSENGER KILLED AFTER VEHICLE STRIKES TREE
Ashkum, IL- Illinois State Police District 21 reported a one vehicle fatal crash that occurred on Saturday evening at approximately 7:22 p.m. on U.S. Route 45 at 100 north road in Iroquois county. A pickup was traveling northbound on U.S Route 45 when it crossed the center dividing line and traveled off the roadway into the west ditch. The vehicle traveled through the ditch and into a wooded area. The pickup stuck a tree with the front of the vehicle and debris fell on the vehicle's roof and windshield causing the death of 53-year-old Toni M. Swan of Paxton who was the front seat passenger in the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle, Dean A. Swan, 49, of Paxton was transported to Carle Hospital for treatment.
The Illinois State Police Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit is investigating the incident.
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