Illinois State Police continue to investigate a fatal single-vehicle crash that happened at approximately 2:19 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29 on Interstate 24.
A full size pickup truck, pulling a camper trailer, was traveling east at mile marker 22 when the truck ran off the left shoulder. The driver over corrected and lost control of the unit. The truck and camper roll several times before coming to rest in the left lane of the roadway.
The driver and only occupant of the truck, 68-year-old Gary Smith of Spokane Washington was killed. Johnson County Coroner David Rockwell pronounced Smith dead at the scene.
Vienna Fire Department, Air-Evac and good Samaritans at the scene assisted Illinois State Police, Johnson County’s sheriff and ambulance departments.
The interstate was closed for nearly 3 hours. Traffic was re-routed on U.S. Rt. 45 through Vienna, during the closure, to the I-24 intersection at Metropolis.