According to the Washington County Coroner’s Office, this fatal car accident happened on westbound Darmstadt Road about a half-mile east of Washington County Line Road, when a driver ran off the north side of the road, and then over-corrected the steering and ran off the south side of the road. In doing so, he struck a ditch and the vehicle flipped over several times.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as Jeremiah McGovern, 25, of New Athens.
McGovern was pronounced dead at 5:06 a.m.
An excerpt from the kfvs12.com article of September 14, 2014, titled “Man killed after crash in Washington County“:
The accident continues to be investigated by the Washington County Sheriff’s Department and the Washington County Coroner’s office.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Southern Illinois vehicle accident can be seen in the kfvs12.com article mentioned above, as well as the September 15 thesouthern.com article titled “Washington County man dead in single-car accident.”
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