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Two from Mississippi dead in White County interstate crash

Posted by on Saturday, April 14th, 2018 @ 9:26 pm.

Location of the wreck

WHITE CO., Ill. - A single-vehicle crash early this morning in which a tractor-trailer drove off the interstate into the flooded Little Wabash River has claimed the lives of two men from Mississippi.

Illinois State Police in District 19 reports that the accident occurred at approximately 6:03 a.m. this morning, Saturday, April 14.

According to the preliminary traffic crash investigation, the driver of a white 2016 International truck tractor/semi-trailer combination, Michael C. Goffinet, 48, of Gulfport, Mississippi, was westbound on Interstate 64 in rural White County, when for unknown reasons he left the south side of the roadway at approximately the 124 Mile Post.

He proceeded to drive into the center median and then into the Little Wabash River, where the vehicle became submerged.

The bodies of Goffinet, along with a passenger, Charles A. Boggs, 36, of Petal, Mississippi, were recovered and pronounced deceased at the crash scene by the White County Coroner’s Office.

An Illinois State Police Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit Officer and an Illinois State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer have joined the traffic crash investigation. In addition, ISP District 19 was assisted at the crash scene by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), White County Sheriff’s Department, White County Coroner’s Office, Little Wabash Fire Protection District, Fairfield Rural Fire Search and Recovery, Wayne County Ambulance Service, and Rick’s Towing Service.

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