Mattoon Man Killed in Crash Involving Car and Semi


Published on November 3 2012 8:07 am
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

A Mattoon man was killed in a crash involving a car and a semi just before noon Friday morning in Coles County.

State police say 23-year-old Mitchell J. Webb of Mattoon was fatally injured when his car collided head-on with a semi driven by 65-year-old James C. Vaughn of Greenup.  The crash happened at 11:50am on Illinois 316, just west of Loxa Road. 

Police say Webb's car veered into Vaughn's lane of traffic.  Vaughn tried to avoid the collision by moving onto the shoulder, but the units still made contact.

Webb was pronounced dead at the scene.  Vaughn was injured and was taken to Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Coles County for treatment.