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The Following Preliminary Information is being released by the Knox County Sheriff's Office.


𝐖𝐇𝐀𝐓: Two Vehicle Fatal Traffic Crash                 


𝐖𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐄: Knox Highway 4 and Knox Highway 15, Knox County                


𝐖𝐇𝐄𝐍:  Friday, March 1, 2024, at approximately 2:14p.m.                                      



Unit 1: Red 1994 Pontiac

Unit 2: White 2004 Chevrolet Truck           



Unit 1:  41-year-old male, Toulon, IL- Transported by OSF Life Flight to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Unit 2: 24-year-old female, Toulon, IL - Transported by ambulance to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.



Unit 1:  38-year-old female, Toulon, IL - Deceased

Unit 2: 28-year-old male, Toulon, IL- Refused Medical

Unit 2: 2-year-old child, Toulon, IL- Transported to hospital by family


𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐋𝐈𝐌𝐈𝐍𝐀𝐑𝐘: Preliminary information indicates Unit 1 was traveling North on Knox Highway 15. Unit 1 driver failed to stop at a stop sign. Unit 2 was traveling West on Knox Highway 4 when Unit 2 struck the passenger side of Unit 1. This caused Unit 1 and Unit 2 to go off the roadway to the North. Names are not being released at this time, pending next of kin notifications.                                    


𝐂𝐇𝐀𝐑𝐆𝐄𝐒:  Unit 1 driver was cited for Disobeying a Stop Sign; Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident, and Driving While Driver's License Suspended

No further information is available.


Knox County Sheriff's Office Accident Reconstruction Team is currently investigating.  The following agencies assisted at the scene:  GHAS, AOW First Responders, OSF Life Flight, Knox County Corner, Stark County Ambulance Service, and Galesburg Police Department.       

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