Beverly Crawford Killed; Rodney Crawford Injured in Accident at US 40 in Fayette County, IL

August 26, 2022
Victim's Name(s)
Beverly Crawford, Rodney Crawford
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

U.S. 40, St Elmo, Fayette County, IL, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Illinois State Police
Vehicles Involved
Passenger Car, Semi-Truck
US 40
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries (1), serious injuries (1)

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Passenger Car and Semi-Truck were involved in a collision

What Happened

State Police have identified the people involved in a fatal accident at US 40 in Fayette County, IL on August 26th, 2022. They say the incident involved a passenger car and semi-truck colliding under unclear circumstances. Initial reports suggest the passenger vehicle was headed westbound before veering into an eastbound lane and colliding with a semi-truck. One occupant of the car, 66-year-old Beverly Crawford, suffered fatal injuries at the scene. A second occupant in the same vehicle, 67-year-old Rodney E Crawford, was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the truck was reportedly uninjured. Additional information was not available.

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