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Olney man dies on 130 in three-vehicle accident

Posted by on Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 @ 8:39 pm.

RICHLAND CO., Ill. – A well-known elderly Olney man lost his life in a three-vehicle accident this afternoon on Illinois 130 north of town.

Illinois State Police out of District 12 Effingham report that the fatal accident occurred at 1:30 p.m. this afternoon, Thursday, August 22.

Preliminary details indicate that a black 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche pickup being driven by Jesse D. Bromm, 81 of Olney was southbound on 130 approximately 1000 feet north of E. Liberty Lane in Richland County. 

ISP reports that Bromm crossed the center line and sideswiped a black 2015 Dodge Ram pickup being driven by William H. Haley, 43, of West Liberty, in the driver’s side door. 

Bromm’s pickup continued southbound and then sideswiped a white 2008 Ford F-350 Crew Cab pickup being driven by Doug D. Giles, 53, of Teutopolis. With Giles were passengers Joseph A. Sowell, 32 of Greenup; Payton T. Bushue, 24, of Effingham, and Cole B. Heuerman, 25, also of Effingham.

Bromm’s and Giles’ vehicles came to rest in the east ditch of 130. Bromm was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Richland County Coroner’s Office.

Giles was cites for Failure to Wear a Seat Belt, as were Sowell and Bushue.

ISP in this incident was assisted by Richland Memorial Ambulance Service and Jasper County Ambulance.

Bromm is well-known in Richland County, with members of his family having been involved in one aspect or another of law enforcement for many years. He will be missed.

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