Victim identified in traffic crash on U.S. Highway 51 April 1
MAKANDA, Ill. (KFVS) - On Wednesday, April 5, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office released the identity of the victim who died in a vehicle crash last weekend.
The victim, Gabriel T. Shubert, was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Jackson County Coroner’s Office.
On Saturday, April 1, at around 10:30 a.m., the sheriff’s office responded to a single vehicle traffic crash on U.S. Highway 51 north of Rifle Range Road in rural Makanda.
The caller said a white Ford F-250 went off the roadway, struck a tree and the truck was on fire. The fire spread from the truck into a wooded area.
According to a release from the sheriff’s office, an investigation shows a white Ford F-250 was going northbound on the highway when it gradually departed the roadway to the right, went down into a slight embankment and stuck a tree. Shubert was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown a short distance from the vehicle.
The investigation is ongoing.
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