Fatal accidenct in Lawrence County

(WTHI File Photo)
(WTHI File Photo)

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ill. (WTHI) – Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department responded to a crash Wednesday afternoon on Illinois U.S. Route 50.

Officials report just before 3 p.m., David Dooley, 74 of Lawrenceville, was traveling west on Route 50 about ½ mile east of Illinois Route 1.

According to witness accounts, Dooley’s Mustang left the roadway, struck a guardrail, began to spin and then struck a Ford 350 Van head on.

The van was driven by Billy Hillyard, 23 of Vincennes.

Dooley was pronounced dead at the scene by the Lawrence County Coroner. Hillyard was treated for minor injures at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes.

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