Driver has life threatening injuries after Wayne Co. crash

Driver has life threatening injuries after Wayne Co. crash
Wayne County, Illinois (Source: WFIE)

WAYNE CO., IL. (WFIE) - Illinois State Police are investigating a two vehicle crash that left one driver with life threatening injuries.

It happened Wednesday evening on Illinois Route 15 about a half mile West of 2700 E. in Wayne Co.

Troopers say 55-year-old Thomas Leigh, of West Salem, was heading east in a pickup truck while 33-year-old Andrew Bangert, of Clay City, was heading west in a semi truck.

They believe Leigh crossed the center line and hit the semi.

Troopers say he ran off the road and down a steep embankment.

Leigh was taken to an area hospital by ambulance and then flown to another hospital.

Troopers say Bangert and his passenger were not hurt.

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