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Rollover accident claims the life of elderly man

Posted by on Saturday, July 15th, 2017 @ 11:31 am.

FAYETTE CO., Ill. - A two-vehicle accident north of Shobonier in Fayette County yesterday took the life of one of the drivers.

The rollover accident occurred at 4:21 p.m. yesterday, Friday, July 14, 2017.

At that time, said Illinois State Police, James Allen Brown, 78 of Dixon, was driving white Winnebago motor home pulling a Fiat passenger car southbound on U.S. Route 51, a mile north of Shobonier. With him was Carol A. Brown, 67, also of Dixon.

Authorities say he crossed the center line into the northbound lanes and sideswiped a black Chevrolet pickup, driven by Lewis Nelson, 72, of Mulberry Grove; that vehicle was also towing an enclosed trailer. With Nelson was Una Nelson, 69, also of Mulberry Grove.

The sideswipe impact was on the grassy east northbound shoulder.

Brown's motor home rolled over, coming to rest in the east ditch on its top. The black Chevy pickup care to rest in the east ditch.

Brown had to be extricated from the wreckage; he was transported to ambulance to the Fayette County Hospital, in Vandalia, where he was pronounced deceased.

Nelson and Una Lewis, as well as Carol Brown, were all also transported to Fayette County Hospital.

ISP said that the investigation is continuing.

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