GILMAN — An Onarga man was killed when his truck collided with a sport utility vehicle at a rural intersection near Gilman on Sunday morning.
Iroquois County Coroner Bill Cheatum said Dustin J. Nichols, 30, was pronounced dead at 11:25 a.m. Sunday at the scene of the two-vehicle accident.
The accident occurred about 10:40 a.m. at the intersection of county roads 1800 North and 500 East, about a mile west of Gilman, Cheatum said.
A news release from the sheriff's department said Mr. Nichols' truck failed to stop at the stop sign on 500 East and collided with an SUV driven by Nancy Zachgo, 73, also of Onarga.
"When he entered the intersection, the other vehicle had the right-of-way and struck him," Cheatum said.
Mr. Nichols was thrown from his truck upon impact, Cheatum said.
Passengers in both vehicles were either treated and released at the scene or transported by ambulance to area hospitals, according to the news release from the sheriff's office. In Mr. Nichols' vehicle were his wife and 11-month-old child, Cheatum said.
Cheatum was unable to provide the names of the passengers, who were also not identified in the news release from the sheriff's office. But Cheatum said all seem to be "OK."
"I'm not sure if they've all been released (from the hospital), but their conditions are improving," he said.
The accident remains under investigation by the sheriff's office, the news release said.
Cheatum said no autopsy is planned.
Ambulances from Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka and Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee responded, along with members of the Gilman fire department.