Fatal Vehicle Accident Involving Pickup Truck In White County, Illinois

There was a fatal vehicle accident in Southern Illinois (White County) early Tuesday morning, January 6, 2014.

Details on the causes of this Southern Illinois vehicle accident appear limited.  However, it is being reported that the accident happened at approximately 12:30 a.m., as Cameron D. Gunter, 20, of Carmi was driving a pickup truck westbound on White County Road 2550N.  For an unknown reason, he lost control of the pickup truck. It left the roadway, and overturned on its side in a ditch.

An excerpt from the January 7 wmctv.com article titled “18 year old killed in crash in White County” :

Gunter was taken to Fairfield Memorial Hospital, then taken to the White County Jail.

Gunter was charged with DUI, driving while license suspended, illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor, gift/delivery of alcoholic liquor to persons under age 21, and resisting or obstructing a peace officer.

Additional charges are pending.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) Gregory W. Dillman, 18, of Carmi was killed in the vehicle accident.  He was pronounced dead at the accident scene by the White County Coroner.

There were three other people in the pickup truck at the time of the vehicle accident.  An excerpt from thesouthern.com article of January 7, 2014, titled “Teen killed in White County crash; driver charged with DUI” :

The other passengers in the truck, Brittanie A. Garrison, 19, of McLeansboro, Kenley J. Masterson, 18, of Carmi and a 17-year-old from Carmi, were transported to White County Jail and charged with illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the wmctv.com and thesouthern.com articles mentioned above.

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