• May 18, 2017

James Brunson Killed, Barbara Pfeffer Injured in New Berlin, IL, Accident

New Berlin, IL -- May 17, 2017, James Brunson was killed and Barbara Pfeffer were injured following an accident involving an 18-wheeler.

Authorities from the Illinois State Police reported that this accident, which occurred around 4:00 p.m. just outside town, was one of many that happened during a severe dust storm.

Officials say that 53-year-old Brunson was driving along I-72 at the time when a dust storm limited visibility. During this time, he somehow crashed into the back of an 18-wheeler. His vehicle was then rear-ended by another vehicle driven by 63-year-old Pfeffer.

Brunson reportedly succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the accident. Pfeffer was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No other injuries occurred.

Police did not report any additional details regarding the accident.

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