HENRY COUNTY, IL. – A June 8 vehicle crash in Henry County, Illinois, left one driver dead, according to a news report from kwqc.com.
Officers with the Geneseo Police Department report that at approximately 7:30 p.m. on June 8, a silver Mazda traveling westbound on Interstate 80 in Henry County left the roadway near mile marker 22. The driver of the Mazda then overcorrected and lost control of the car, after which the vehicle rolled several times through the median.
Emergency responders pronounced the driver dead at the scene. The driver, who has not been identified, was reportedly the only person in the Mazda at the time of the crash. No other vehicles were involved. Responders to the scene included Illinois State Police, the Henry County Sheriff’s Department, the Geneseo Police Department, the Geneseo Fire Department, and EMS.
Authorities are continuing to investigate the crash and have not released additional details at this time.
Henry County is located in the northwestern portion of the state of Illinois and has an estimated population of 49,000. According to a Crash Report from the Illinois Department of Transportation, a total of 937 vehicle accidents occurred in Henry County in 2015. Those accidents led to three fatalities, 203 injuries, and 48 incapacitating injuries. Incapacitating injuries are defined by the Illinois DOT as those that prevent a person from performing normal daily tasks that he or she could perform before the injury occurred.
Data in the Illinois DOT report also shows that throughout the state, 4,019 accidents occurred in 2015 in which a vehicle overturned. These accidents resulted in 2,100 injuries, 664 incapacitating injuries, and 78 fatalities.
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