Champaign man dies following two-vehicle crash

Champaign man dies following two-vehicle crash

CHAMPAIGN — A Champaign man died Thursday evening following a two-vehicle crash in the parking lot of Market Place Mall.

Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said that James W. Burch III, 66, of Champaign, was pronounced dead at 6:45 p.m. Thursday at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Mr. Burch was the driver and sole occupant of a vehicle that hit a van in the parking lot, according to Northrup.

Northrup said an autopsy will be scheduled. An inquest may be held at a later date.

The Champaign Police Department and Champaign County Coroner’s Office are investigating the incident.

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CRK wrote on October 25, 2013 at 8:10 am

Rest in Peace, Jim!