(Lawrenceville, IL) — A head-on collision on U.S. 50 claims the life of a Lawrenceville, IL man.
The accident happened Wednesday afternoon on U.S. 50, just to the east of Route 1. According to the Illinois State Police, 74 year-old David I. Dooley’s was traveling westbound in his Mustang, when the vehicle left the roadway to the right, struck a guard rail, spinning around and colliding with a eastbound van driven by 23 year-old Billy Hillyard of Vincennes,
Dooley was pronounced dead at the scene by the Lawrence County Coroner. Hillyard was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital for injuries.
The cause of the crash is being blamed on heavy rains that were occurring at the time of the accident.
Both lanes of U.S. 50 was shutdown for almost 3 hours.