Jersey County rollover crash claims teen's life

12:02 PM, Dec 24, 2012   |    comments
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LITCHFIELD, Ill. (KSDK) - A 15-year-old died in rural Jersey County Sunday morning after his truck ran off the road and flipped several times, Illinois State Police said.

According to Trooper Jeffrey Yenchko, an Illinois State Police spokesman, the accident occurred at 10:30 a.m. on Illinois Route 16 near St. Mary's Road. A Ford F-150 went off the road, stuck a culvert and rolled over several times before hitting a utility pole.

The 15-year-old driver was pronounced dead at the scene, Yenchko said. He was driving with a learner's permit and had been accompanied by a licensed driver, identified as 52-year-old Quinton Yantonder.

Both the driver and passenger were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident, Yenchko said.


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