DECATUR, IL. – October 30, 2018 (herald-review.com) According to an online news report from herald-review.com, the Macon County Coroner’s Office has identified the man who died October 29 in a single-vehicle accident in Decatur, Illinois.
The accident occurred at approximately 6:10 p.m. on October 29 on Greenswitch Road in Decatur. At the intersection with Hickory Point Road, a 38-year-old man from Oreana, Illinois, somehow crashed his vehicle. The driver was ejected from the vehicle and transported to Decatur Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The man has now been identified by the Macon County Coroner as Michael D. Smith, 38, of Oreana. It is still not clear how the accident occurred, and no other information has been reported about the circumstances of the accident. No other vehicles were involved. The Macon County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crash and has requested a routine toxicology analysis from the Coroner’s Office
Decatur, Illinois, is about 500 miles from the state of Georgia and the northwestern border county of Walker. Walker County, Georgia, has an estimated population of 68,000. The county’s major roadways include U.S. Route 27, State Route 1, State Route 95, State Route 193, and State Route 341.
Approximately 1,200 to 1,300 vehicle accidents occur in Walker County each year, according to data collected by the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. In 2016, a total of 1,390 vehicle accidents took place in the county, leading to injuries to almost 400 people and the deaths of nine people.
On average, around one-third of the fatal vehicle accidents that occur in Walker County each year involve either speeding or alcohol consumption on the part of the one of the drivers.
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