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Illinois State Police Traffic Crash Alert


The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State Police District 9

WHAT:        Two Unit Fatal Traffic Crash

WHERE:    Interstate 72 eastbound near Milepost 118, Sangamon County

WHEN:       June 29, 2022 at approximately 11:21 p.m.

VEHICLES:    Unit 1- 2020 Red Chevrolet Silverado

                          Unit 2- 2009 Gray Hyundai Sonata

DRIVERS:      Unit 1- Zachary R. Wilham, 27-year-old male from Decatur, IL – Deceased

                          Unit 2- Lucas S. Otto, 20-year-old male from Arthur, IL – Deceased

PRELIMINARY:      A preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred: Unit 1 was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 72 near milepost 118 and struck Unit 2 head on. The driver of Unit 1 was airlifted to a regional hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The driver of Unit 2 was pronounced deceased on scene. No further information is available.

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