UPDATE 3:30 PM (WJBC) — Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup identified the victim as Jordan Reinhart-Smith, 28, of LeRoy.
Reinhart-Smith was pronounced dead at 9:16 a.m. at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.
Our newspartner WJBC reports Reinhart-Smith was a football coach at LeRoy High School.
It is with a heavy heart that the LeRoy Panther family must say good bye to Coach Jordan Reinhart. Jordan was a fair, hard working, loyal man. A great example for the youth of our community. He will be dearly missed. Love and prayers for his family.
— LeRoy Panther Football (@LeroyPantherFB) February 19, 2021
FARMER CITY (WJBC) – A 28-year-old man from LeRoy died in a crash early Thursday morning in DeWitt County, according to Illinois State Police.
ISP says the crash happened around 4:30 a.m. on Interstate 74 near Farmer City.
ISP says a preliminary investigation indicates the LeRoy man was driving eastbound and lost control of his truck on an icy bridge. The truck hit the guardrail and became disabled in the left lane. Police say the front end of a semi-tractor trailer struck the driver’s side door. The driver was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, where he was later pronounced dead. The man’s identify is being withheld until family is notified.
Authorities say all eastbound and westbound lanes were shut down for the traffic crash investigation and cleanup of debris. All lanes were reopened almost three hours after the crash.