Update 10:25 a.m. on 4/19/2023

MCLEAN COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — The Illinois State Police has released further details about the McLean County crash that claimed the life of an Indiana man on Monday.

Officials said the crash happened in a no-passing zone on U.S. Route 136. Their investigation determined that Amanda Smith, a 36-year-old woman from Atlanta, Ill., tried to pass a semi-truck near County Road 150E in her SUV. While doing so, she hit Nathan Walloch’s sedan head on.

Walloch was pronounced dead at the scene. Smith was seriously hurt, as was a five-year-old girl who was in the SUV with Smith. They were taken to an area hospital with serious injuries.

As a result of their investigation, State Police issued Smith tickets for passing in a no-passing zone and for failing to reduce her speed to avoid an accident.

Original article

MCLEAN COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — An Indiana man is dead following a crash in rural McLean County on Monday, the County Coroner said.

Coroner Kathy Yoder said Nathan Walloch, 28 of Camby, Ind., was the driver and sole occupant of a car that collided with an SUV. The crash happened on U.S. Route 136 at County Road 150 East.

Preliminary autopsy results indicated that Walloch died from blunt injuries sustained in the crash. Toxicology testing is pending.

The crash and death remain under investigation by Yoder’s office and the Illinois State Police.