One is deceased after a head-on collision on US-45 at 3165 N in Champaign County Thursday, May 17th. Preliminary details from Illinois State Police District 10 indicate a Mitsubishi Coupe (unit 1) was traveling south in the northbound lane for an unknown reason. Approaching unit 1, was a Nissan Sedan (unit 2) driving in the appropriate north bound lane. Unit 2 swerved in the unoccupied southbound lane to avoid unit 1, when 1 then also swerved into the southbound lane. That then caused a head-on collision, where unit 2 came to a rest on the west side of the roadway, while unit 1 became airborne and the driver was partially ejected.
While names are not being released at this time, unit 2, a 19 year old male and his passenger, an 18 year old male both of Illinois were transported to a local hospital for injuries. Unit 1, a 22 year old male from Illinois became deceased and was transported by the Champaign County Coroner’s Office.