A 30-year-old West Chicago man is dead after a single vehicle crash in the Lincoln area on Monday morning.
The victim was the passenger in a vehicle being driven by an 18-year-old male, also of West Chicago, that left the roadway at a high rate of speed off of the exit ramp to Interstate 55 at the Atlanta exit (#140). The vehicle struck multiple trees, coming to rest with the driver's side wrapped around a tree, according to an Illinois State Police press release. The driver was transported to Bromenn Medical Center in Bloomington with non-life threatening injuries. The passenger was transported to Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, where he died from his injuries.
The accident remains under investigation as of Monday afternoon.