Update at 5:11 p.m. on 9/12/2022

The Vermilion County Coroner has identified the victim of Monday’s crash on Route 1.

Coroner Jane McFadden said the victim’s name is Madison R. Baker. She was 21 years old and lived in Georgetown.

The Illinois State Police and McFadden’s office are continuing to investigate the crash and her death.


Update at 3:30 p.m. on 9/12/2022

State Troopers said Route 1 has reopened after being shut down for almost five hours by a deadly crash.

The investigation revealed that a northbound semi-truck was stopped on Route 1 and was preparing to turn onto westbound County Road 980 North. A Honda Civic also traveling northbound failed to slow down and rear-ended the truck’s trailer.

The driver of the Civic was pronounced dead at the scene; their identity was not released. The driver of the semi-truck was not hurt.


Update at 12:07 p.m. on 9/12/2022

State Troopers have confirmed that one person died in the crash on Route 1. They added the crash involved commercial motor vehicles. The road remains closed at this time.


Original Article

VERMILION COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — Illinois State Troopers are currently on the scene of a “serious crash” on Route 1 between Westville and Georgetown.

The crash happened at County Road 980 North and has Route 1 shut down at this location. Drivers are advised to avoid the area if possible.

This is a developing story.