A Kane man was cited for two traffic violations in a fatal crash in Jersey County.
According to an Illinois State Police press release, at 4:12 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, a Ford van collided with a grain combine on Illinois 16 about 927 feet west of Reddish Road, west of Fieldon. Police said Edward Phipps, 35, of Kane, was driving the combine east on Illinois 16, taking up both lanes. A Ford van was driving west into the sun and struck the combine’s soybean head. The unidentified van driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
Phipps was cited for improper lane usage and having an overwide vehicle.