The state police issued a statement that the incident occurred around 5am when the GMC Envoy, which was traveling north on Illinois 1 just south of Vermilion County Road 4000 North, had its front passenger-side tire go flat. The flat tire caused the vehicle to go off the road to the left. The GMC Envoy then hit a ditch and rolled multiple times, ejecting the driver and his passenger, who was also a Hoopestong resident. State police reported that the driver was killed, while Welch was taken to a regional hospital with life-threatening injuries. The accident remains under investigation by state police as well as the Vermilion County Coroner’s Office.

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