Fatal Crash In Montgomery County

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Illinois State Police responded to a fatal single-vehicle crash in Montgomery County at 6:18 PM Sunday.

Police report 48 year old Ben W. Pope, of Raymond, was traveling northbound in Farmersville on South East Road, approximately 130 feet north of the intersection with Elevator Street, when his van left the roadway to the left and struck an awning and two parking posts of a nearby building.

Pope was pronounced deceased at the scene and his passenger, 54 year old Charles R. Mackay, also of Raymond, refused treatment and was released with no apparent injuries.

Further information has not been made available.

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