Illinois State Police are investigating a fatal accident on Route 16 in Jersey County between a van and a combine. The collision took place around 4:15pm Sunday on Route 16 near Reddish Road which is just west of Fieldon. The driver of the van was killed in the crash.
ISP from District 18 out of Litchfield report the westbound van was driving into the sunshine and collided with the combine that was driving eastbound and taking up both lanes of travel. The van struck the soybean head of the combine and its driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have not released the names of those involved pending the notification of family.