A Dixon man was killed in an accident that occurred on US Route 51, one mile north of Shobonier, at 4:21pm on Friday.
According to a report from the Illinois State Police, 78 year old, James Allen Brown, of Dixon was traveling southbound on Route 51 in a motor home towing a car. Brown crossed the center line and the northbound lanes, sideswiping a pickup being driven by 72 year old, Lewis Nelson, of Mulberry Grove. The motor home rolled over, coming to a rest on its top in the east ditch. Nelson’s truck came to a rest in the ditch as well. Brown was extricated from the motor home and taken to Fayette County Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Brown’s passenger, 67 year old, Carol Brown, Lewis Nelson, and Nelson’s passenger, 69 year old, Una Nelson were taken to Fayette County Hospital for treatment.
The accident is under investigation.