Two separate traffic accidents claimed lives in Iroquois County Sunday.
30-year-old Dustin Nichols of Onarga was pronounced dead at the scene of a collision between his truck and an SUV Sunday morning.
39-year-old John Michael Worthey of Cissna Park died when his motorcycle collided with a deer.
The fatal accidents came on a day when Iroquois County emergency responders were also participating in mock-disasters to hone their skills in a search and rescue operation.
Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police report Nichols died when his pickup was involved in a wreck at County Roads 1800 N and 500 E. Nichols’ pickup collided with an SUV driven by 73-year-old Nancy Zachgo of Onarga. Police report passengers in both vehicles were either treated and released at the scene or taken by ambulance to area hospitals.
Gilman Fire and Iroquois Memorial and Riverside Ambulance answered the call.
Worthey died in a collision between his motorcycle and a deer at County Road 1980 E and 1300 N. Sunday afternoon.
Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene by the Iroquois County Coroner’s Office.
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