Coroner identifies victim in fatal crash near Dwight

Assisting the coroner’s office at the scene were Dwight fire and police, the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, Illinois State Police and Illinois State Accident Reconstruction Unit. (Photo Pixabay)

 

By Neil Doyle

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A nine-year-old boy has been identified as the victim of a fatal crash in Livingston County.

Nathan Gast of Reddick died in the single vehicle accident, according to Livingston County Coroner Danny Watson.

Watson said the crash happened around 4:45 p.m. Thursday on Route 17, just east of Dwight in rural Round Grove Township. The driver of a white Chevy Tahoe lost control of the vehicle on the icy road and ended up on its side in a ditch, according to Watson.

Assisting the coroner’s office at the scene were Dwight fire and police, the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, Illinois State Police and Illinois State Accident Reconstruction Unit.

Neil Doyle can be reached at neil.doyle@cumulus.com

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