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FATALITY IN WHITE: Driver crosses center line, strikes Mack truck head-on

Posted by on Thursday, May 9th, 2019 @ 1:28 pm.

WHITE CO., Ill. – Illinois State Police in District 19 Carmi have worked a crossing-center-line fatal traffic crash in their home county occurring very early this morning, Thursday, May 10.

ISP said the crash happened on what’s turned out to be a deadly stretch of highway, Illinois Route 141, with this crash occurrent just west of White County Road 1600E at approximately 4:18 a.m. today.

According to the preliminary traffic crash investigation, the driver of the 2008 Ford Focus, Matthew D. Rider, 31 of Shawneetown was westbound on Illinois Route 141, when for unknown reasons, he crossed into the eastbound lane.

Once in the eastbound lane, Rider struck a 2018 Mack Truck Tractor, hauling a tanker trailer, driven by David R. Casey, 61 of Equality.

Rider was pronounced deceased at the traffic crash scene. Casey refused medical attention.

An Illinois State Police Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit Officer has joined the traffic crash investigation. In addition, the White County Sheriff’s Department, Carmi Fire Department, White County Ambulance Service, White County Coroner’s Office, Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Cherry Street Automotive, and Hazelwood Towing and Recovery assisted ISP at the crash scene.

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