Monticello teen dies following single vehicle crash

Monticello teen dies following single vehicle crash

URBANA — A crash Tuesday evening near Seymour claimed the life of a Monticello teen.

Champaign County Coroner Duane E. Northrup said that Chelsea J. Schofield, 18, of Monticello, died at 7:47 p.m. at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Northrup said Ms. Schofield died from injuries she received when her Suzuki SUV crashed at 91 E County Road 1675 N just north of Seymour about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Champaign County sheriff's Sgt. Dave Sherrick said Ms.Schofield was headed west. There is a jog in the road where she apparently lost control, he said. 

She was airlifted to Carle.

An autopsy has been scheduled for Wednesday.

The crash is still under investigation by the coroner and the sheriff's office.


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