Forty-seven-year-old Earl Blair of Watseka died in a single-car crash Monday.
It happened on Route 1/17 at Kankakee County Road 7940 E. just before 4:40 pm. Illinois State Police report the car ran off the road and hit a utility pole. The victim was pronounced dead at Riverside Hospital.
Death investigation underway after discovery of woman’s body in lake
Champaign authorities hope an autopsy and forensic pathology will lead to the identification of a body recovered from Clinton Lake Sunday. Meanwhile, police say the case of a young woman missing for nearly a week has shifted from from ''disappearance to a death investigation.''
Police have been searching for 24-year-old Ashley Gibson. They are continuing to seek evidence into the source of Gibson's disappearance and are encouraging anyone with information to contact Champaign Police at (217) 351-4545. You can also call Champaign County Crime Stoppers at (217) 373-8477.
Authorities say information developed in the missing person case involving Gibson directed Champaign Police Detectives to an exploratory search of evidence at Clinton Lake, which is located in DeWitt.