WHAT: Two Unit Fatal Traffic Crash
WHERE: Illinois Route 116 at the Iroquois/Ford County Line, Iroquois County
WHEN: June 29, 2021 at approximately 4:31 p.m.
VEHICLE: Unit 1 – 2011 Silver Jeep
Unit 2- 2020 Brown Western Star Truck Tractor
DRIVER: Unit 1 –20-year-old Faith Billerbeck of Ashkum, Illinois Deceased,
Unit 2- Frank B. Martin, 50-year-old male of Moorefield, Ontario
PRELIMINARY: A preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred: Unit 1 was traveling northbound on 0 East Road. Unit 2 was traveling eastbound on Illinois Route 116 near 0 East Road in Iroquois County. Billerbeck failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Illinois Route 116 and 0 East Road and struck Unit 2. The front end of Unit 1 struck the front passenger side of unit 2. Billerbeck was pronounced deceased on scene.
At approximately 4:52 p.m., Illinois Route 116 at Iroquois/Ford County Line was closed in both directions for the traffic crash investigation. At approximately 8:00 p.m., all lanes reopened.