A two-vehicle crash on Route 150 Friday left a Fithian man dead. 58-year-old James Davis II was pronounced dead at the scene. Illinois State Police say the accident occurred about 7:30 am at the Glover Overpass.
Davis was westbound about one mile east of St. Joseph. Troopers say 55-year-old Colleen Shields of St. Joseph was eastbound along the highway. Davis reportedly pulled into the path of Shields vehicle.
Shields was taken to Carle Hospital in Urbana.
The crash remains under investigation by Illinois State Police and the Champaign County Coroner.
Jani Massey & Emily Duis; Kelsey Lubben & Meegan Massey top winners in Iroquois County 2013 Fair Talent Show >
A vocal duet by Jani Massey and Emily Duis captured first-place in the Junior Division at this year's Iroquois County Fair Talent Show. The girls sang "Home."
A vocal duet also earned top honors in the Senior Division. Kelsey Lubben and Meegan Massey teamed up to sing "Falling Slowly."
The four girls, respectively, will represent Iroquois County at the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs State Talent Contest next January in Springfield.
The 42nd annual Iroquois County Fair Talent Show hosted approximately 100 spectators and fans sitting inside and standing outside the 4-H Center to cheer their favorite contestants. Eight youth from the county entertained the crowd with their vocal performances as they vied for trophy picture frames and prize money. Also taking to the stage were last year's winning contestants in both the Junior and Senior Divisions.
During the fifty minute interim between division competitions, Lucas Sanor, the 2008 Iroquois County Fair Talent Show Senior Division winner, returned to the stage with his alto sax in his hand and a band of friends to accompany him.
Following both the Junior Division and Senior Division competitions, Mistress of Ceremonies, Jayne Henrichs, announced the winners. The 2013 Miss Iroquois County Fair Queen Kymber Nakaerts, of Clifton, presented the winning contestants with acrylic picture frames donated by Meier Brother Tire Service in Ashkum; winners also received ribbons and cash donations from the Iroquois County Fair Association. All contestants received participation ribbons at the conclusion of the show.
Jani Massey and Emily Duis, secured the Junior Division first place. The girls sang a vocal duet, "Home," accompanied by Jani on her guitar.
Dolly Murray, a vocalist, captured the second place honors in the Junior Division. Dolly, donned with roller skates on her feet, sang "Brand New Key." At the end of her performance, a member from the crowd, handed Dolly a key on a lanyard.
Mary Thrall, a vocalist, won third place in the Junior Division. Mary sang "Amazing Grace" a cappella. Kelsey Lubben and Meegan Massey, a vocal duet, won the first place title in the Senior Division. The duo sang "Falling Slowly."
Details concerning a freak accident at Warner Bridge Road were still being put together, but the Kankakee County Coroner's office reports a high school student is dead after what may have been a prank.
18-year-old Kaelynn Fay of Kankakee was the victim. She was driving a vehicle that swerved to avoid a barricade that was placed in the middle of the road. Coroner Bob Gessner said the Fay vehicle ended up in a ditch.
Fay and her passenger climbed out of the vehicle, but she was then hit by a third vehicle.
Miss Fay was pronounced dead at Riverside Medical Center. No other injury was reported.
There is no road work in the area, so why the barricade was in the roadway is questioned.