News From Terre Haute, Indiana

July 10, 2013

Sullivan County teen dies after crash on Illinois Route 1

The Tribune-Star

WEST UNION, Ill. — A Sullivan County teenager died early Tuesday from a two-vehicle accident in Clark County, Ill., near West Union.

The Illinois State Police report that Kristopher M. Awbrey, 18, of Fairbanks died after his pickup truck crossed the center line on Illinois 1 striking a concrete mixer truck head-on.

The crash, which occurred just after 7 a.m. Tuesday, was one mile south of West Union, Ill. in Clark County.

Illinois State Police reported that Awbrey was driving north on Illinois 1 in a 1992 Ford F-150 pickup truck when he crossed into the path of a 2000 Advance concrete mixer truck headed south and driven by Tina Murphy, 48, of Robinson, Ill.

Murphy attempted to avoid the pickup but was unable to, according to police. The mixer truck and the pickup truck came to rest in a ditch. The mixer truck turned over onto its side.

Awbrey was pronounced dead at the scene by the Clark County Coroner. Murphy was treated and released for injuries at a local hospital.