Man dies in Georgetown rollover crash

Illinois State Police (ISP) troopers responded to the scene of a single-vehicle rollover fatal crash in Georgetown on Illinois Route 1 southbound between 8th street and 9th street. (WICS)

11:48 a.m. update:

ISP says Route 1 is back open in Georgetown after a fatal crash.

Original:

Illinois State Police (ISP) troopers are on the scene of a single-vehicle rollover fatal crash in Georgetown on Illinois Route 1 southbound between 8th street and 9th street.

ISP says the preliminary investigation reveals a pickup truck was driving southbound when it left the roadway, crossed the sidewalk, struck an incline in a residential yard, struck a tree and overturned onto the roof of the car in the southbound lane.

The 71-year-old man from Westville who was driving the truck was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash is still under investigation.

Traffic is being re-routed as the roadway will be closed for several hours.

This is a developing story and we will bring you more information as it becomes available.

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