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WHAT: Two Vehicle Personal Injury Traffic Crash WHERE: Illinois Route 47 at Ford County .050 North Rd. WHEN: Dec. 29, 2020 at approximately 10:45p.m. VEHICLE: Unit 1- Gray, 2001 BMW Unit 2- 2002 Pontiac DRIVER: Unit 1- Dewey Couch, a 60-year-old male of Rankin, IL (Transported to an area hospital with serious injuries) DRIVER: Unit 2- Donald Chapman, a 57-year-old male of Champaign, IL PRELIMINARY: A preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred: Unit 1 was traveling southbound on IL. Route 47, just north of Ford Co. .050 North Rd. Unit 1 had its exterior lights deactivated as the vehicle was attempting to elude the Gibson City Police Department following an attempted traffic stop. Unit 2 was traveling northbound on IL. Route 47 when it was sideswiped by Unit 1. Unit 1 continued south for approximately 1 tenth of a mile and ran off the roadway into a farm field. Unit 1 overturned and the driver was ejected. Unit 1 driver was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. CHARGES: Pending Investigation

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