IL Man Sam Johnson ID’d As Victim In Thursday Night Dewey Fatal Crash

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CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, IL. (THECOUNT) — Samuel Johnson, of Gibson City, Illinois, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Thursday evening vehicle crash in Champaign County.

Johnson, 26, was killed in a two-vehicle crash near Dewey Thursday night.

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According to reports, Johnson was operating a vehicle on County Rd 3000 N near County Rd 1100 E in East Bend Township, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and into opposing lanes around 5:15 p.m. Thursday. The vehicle then came into head-on contact with another vehicle.

Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

The other driver was transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember Johnson:

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Champaign County is a county in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of the 2010 census, its population was 201,081, making it the 10th-most populous county in Illinois. Its county seat is Urbana. Champaign County is part of the Champaign–Urbana, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

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