Man dies in crash after vehicle engulfed in flames

Police lights. (WICS File Photo)


The Vermilion County coroner has identified the victim as 47-year-old James Callahan of Hoopeston.

The crash is still under investigation.


An Illinois man has died after a two vehicle crash on Illinois Route 1.

The head-on crash happened around 7:45 a.m. Friday about 250 feet south of Vermilion 2820N.

Illinois State Police says the 47-year-old man was driving south on IL Route 1 when it entered the northbound lane and struck a vehicle head on.

The man's car then flipped and became engulfed in flames in the east ditch.

The woman driving the second vehicle was taken from the scene with non-life threatening injuries.

ISP says there are no pending charges in this crash.

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