Fatal Single-Car Accident In Southern Illinois

There was a fatal car accident in Wayne County, Illinois on Friday afternoon, March 21, 2014.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), this fatal car accident happened at approximately 4:45 p.m. as a 2007 Ford Mustang was traveling westbound on Illinois 161A, approximately 300 feet east of Wayne County Road 615 East.  At that time, for reasons unknown, the driver lost control of the car, and the car left the roadway.  The car then hit a culvert, went into the air, and rolled.  The driver was ejected from the vehicle.

According to the Wayne County Coroner, the driver, who was identifled as Samuel L. Clark, 47, of St. Francisville, died at the accident scene.

This car accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the March 22, 2014 wsiltv.com article titled “Fatal Accident in Wayne County” as well as the March 23 thesouthern.com article titled “Wayne County single-car accident kills driver.”


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