Driver killed in rollover near Mahomet
MAHOMET - The Champaign County coroner has identified a Mahomet man killed in a single-vehicle crash early Thursday in northern Champaign County.
Coroner Duane Northrup said Jason Smitley, 26, of the 600 block of Dunbar Street, was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash on Illinois 47 about a mile north of Mahomet.
llinois State Police at Pesotum said Mr. Smitley was driving a 2001 Jeep Carryall north when it left the road on the right, struck a culvert and overturned several times. Mr. Smitley was thrown out of the Jeep.
A passerby came upon the accident about 4:15 a.m. and called 911.
Police said the crash was alcohol-related. Northrup said an autopsy was being done Thursday.