• October 10, 2019

UPDATE: Linda Bedwell, Jerry Bedwell Killed in Accident on McClugage Rd in Washington, IL

UPDATE, October 14 2019: Jerry Bedwell reportedly died of his injuries from at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center around 10:30 p.m. on Friday, October 11.

Washington, IL -- On October 9, 2019, 74-year-old Linda Bedwell was killed in and 76-year-old Jerry Bedwell was seriously injuries in a crash with a tractor-trailer in Washington.

Authorities with the Illinois State Patrol say the incident happened around 9:15 a.m. on McClugage Road (U.S. Route 24). Investigators believe the Bedwells were traveling north on Spring Creek Road when Jerry Bedwell failed to yield to cross-traffic on McClugage. The passenger vehicle was struck by an 18-wheeler driven by 47-year-old Francis Wesselhoff.

Linda Bedwell was pronounced dead at the scene. Jerry Bedwell was taken by ambulance to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. Wesselhoff was also transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

No further information is available at this time.


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