Man dead following Warren County crash

An area man is dead after the vehicle he was in crashed early Sunday in Warren County.

Illinois State Police say the crash happened just before 2am Sunday near the intersection of 23rd Avenue and Wingate Drive in Greenbush Township but west of Avon.

Troopers say a car 31-year-old Justin Howell of Bushnell was in ran off 23rd Avenue and overturned multiple times.  Howell was pronounced dead, while another occupant — 32-year-old Craig Sloan of Avon — received minor injuries.  The State Police report does not make clear who was the driver and who was the passenger.

It’s not clear if either occupant was wearing a seat belt, and while troopers say a Life Flight helicopter responded to the scene, it’s not clear if anyone was taken to the hospital.

The State Police does say an investigation is continuing.  (This story was corrected.)

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