WASHINGTON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - A single-vehicle crash killed one person in Washington County, Illinois according to state police on Monday, Aug. 13.
The crash happened on Interstate 67 in the eastbound lanes at milepost 47.5 around 7:45 p.m.
According to police, 30-year-old Zachary A. Waltrip of Addieville, Il was headed eastbound in a 2003 Ford F Series truck when the vehicle experienced tire failure. This caused the truck to skid off the roadway where it struck a tree in the right tree line with its front end.
Waltrip became trapped in the vehicle which then caught fire.
The Washington County Coroner was called to the scene where Waltrip was pronounced dead.
The vehicle was towed from the scene and traffic was not affected.