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Fatal traffic crash in White County takes life of teen

Posted by on Friday, August 19th, 2011 @ 4:25 pm.

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WHITE CO.—Illinois State Police (ISP) District 19 released information concerning a fatal traffic crash, which occurred in White County on Friday, 08.19.11 at approximately 7:25 a.m.

According to Illinois State Police District 19, Troopers investigated a fatal traffic crash on the Herald Road approximately 500 feet north of White County Road 725 N, involving a 1999 Dodge Neon and a 2008 Ford F-550 truck.

The preliminary traffic crash investigation indicated that the 1999 Dodge Neon, driven by Dakota Jones, age 17, of Norris City, Illinois, was traveling northbound on the Herald Road near White County Road 725 N, when he drove off the roadway to the right. Jones drove the vehicle back onto the roadway, and lost control before striking a 2008 Ford F-550, driven by Earnest Conner, 59, of Crossville, in the southbound lane.

Jones was pronounced dead at the scene by the White County Coroner. Conner was transported to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana for treatment of injuries.

In addition to the Illinois State Police, the White County Sheriff’s Department, the White County Coroner’s office, the White County Ambulance, and White County Fire and Rescue responded to the crash scene.

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5 Comments for “Fatal traffic crash in White County takes life of teen”

  1. Sweet4Sweets

    My goodness! How sad!!! Many prayers offered up for his family and friends…

    • The girls & I know many good kids down in White County and we’re really close to a couple of the families…I’m sure this is just devastating to everyone down there. We didn’t know this boy or his family. Hope they are holding up okay though.

  2. Sundance

    So sad and gone way too soon…I’m wondering if he was on his way to school?

  3. Old Fart

    I simply can’t imagine what they must be feeling right now but many thoughts and prayers to the families involved in this terrible accident. I am sure the other driver is feeling horrible about this all also and hoping he is doing better this evening.

  4. Sundance

    I just checked the Carmi Obits and yes he was on his way to school. A Dodge Neon is a very small vehicle and the truck he hit is large and heavy.

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