• May 18, 2017

Danny Hillis Killed in Mascoutah, IL, Car Accident

Mascoutah, IL -- May 18, 2017, Danny Hillis was killed following an accident in which his vehicle collided with an 18-wheeler before running off-road.

Officials from the Illinois State Police reported that the accident happened just after 8:00 a.m. along the westbound lanes of Interstate 64, just north of town near Silver Creek.

Police investigators claim that 72-year-old Hillis was driving a Crown Vic down the highway when he, for reasons not yet known, crashed into the back of an 18-wheeler. His vehicle continued past the 18-wheeler before colliding with a second vehicle and losing control. This sent the car off-road where it eventually came to a stop.

Officials say that Hillis died as a result of the accident, though it's unclear exactly what his injuries are. No one else was hurt.

The factors contributing to the accident are still under investigation at this time.

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