More Details Released on Champaign County Crash That Killed a Jacksonville Man on Friday

By Jeremy Coumbes on November 2, 2019 at 8:33pm

A Jacksonville man lost his life in a semi tractor-trailer crash Friday, authorities said.

In a statement Saturday, state police said the crash happened at about 12:04 p.m. on eastbound Interstate 74 near mile marker 186 in Champaign County.

WAND TV is reporting that a preliminary investigation of the crash found that the white Freightliner driven by 38-year-old Kenny W. Hill, drifted into a median, drove across the eastbound lanes and into a ditch.

The truck came to rest on the roadway’s south side after striking a tree.

Hill, was transported to Carle Foundation Hospital for treatment, where he was pronounced dead at 1:01 p.m Friday.

Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup performed an autopsy yesterday. No details have been released at this time. A coroner’s inquest may happen at a later date.