A father has died after a freak accident that occurred as he was trying to assist his daughter, who had been in an accident at the same intersection just moments earlier.
Sangamon County authorities say a 17-year-old girl slid on ice at Old Jacksonville Road and New Salem Church Road Sunday morning, and wound up in a ditch. She called her father, who drove to the scene. As he was down in the ditch assisting his daughter, another teen driver approached the same intersection and also slid into the ditch, striking the father. He was taken to Memorial Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. As of mid-afternoon Sunday, his name had not been released.
Authorities have not issued any citations, but say the investigation is continuing.