UPDATE: 18-year-old dies after being hit on bicycle in Mt. Carmel
MT. CARMEL, Ill. (WFIE) - A teenager riding his bike in Mt. Carmel, Illinois was flown to a hospital in Evansville after deputies say a man driving a Jeep accidentally hit him.
Thursday evening shortly after 6:30 p.m., deputies with the Wabash County Sheriff’s Office and the Mt. Carmel Police Department responded to the accident on Highway 1 South, between Wabash 10 Avenue and Empire Street.
Investigators determined that two brothers were riding their bikes and the driver of the Jeep was northbound on Highway 1 when it happened.
The driver told officers he was going 60 mph when it sounded like he had struck something. The driver pulled over and saw a bicycle on the side of the road and dialed 911.
Deputies found the brother, a Mt. Carmel man, tending to 18-year-old Ace Hufford, of Ohio.
Hufford was flow by helicopter to an Evansville area trauma center with major injuries.
The coroner confirms Hufford later died at the hospital.
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