Man dies of injuries from Wednesday crash

An Ohio man who was injured in a crash on Wednesday near Royal has died.

Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said Douglas Welker, 71, of Van Wert, Ohio, died at 10:53 a.m. Saturday at Carle Foundation Hospital of injuries he suffered in the crash.

No autopsy will be performed, Northrup said.

The Champaign County sheriff's office said Mr. Welker was driving east on County Road 2100 N approaching County Road 2500 E at 3:36 p.m. Wednesday. His vehicle missed a curve, went off the road, flipped over and landed on the east side of County Road 2500E.

 

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