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Driver involved fatal Edgar County truck crash facing several charges, police identify victim

The crash happened around 10:30 on East Terre Haute Road near Midwestern Gas Street.

Posted: Jul 10, 2019 5:30 PM
Updated: Jul 10, 2019 10:42 PM

EDGAR COUNTY, Ill. (WTHI) - We have more information on fatal Wednesday morning crash in Edgar County.

The crash happened around 10:30 on East Terre Haute Road near Midwestern Gas Street.

Police say the driver of a truck, 24-year-old Brett Bell, from Paris, and a passenger, Garrett Woltman, also of Paris, were driving on East Terre Haute Road when for an unknown reason, the truck left the road and overturned, landing on the passenger side.

Woltman was killed in the crash. 

Bell was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Bell is facing charges of failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, improper lane usage, improper operation of a commercial motor vehicle, (no commercial driver's license) and failure to wear a seatbelt.

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