McLeansboro man dies in crash


Web Editor - Ryan Burkett

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ill. - A McLeansboro, Illinois man is dead after a crash involving a tractor, two vehicles and a pedestrian.

According to the Franklin County Sheriff's Department, a tractor was pulling a bean drill on Route 14 when it was struck by a vehicle just east of North Thompsonville Road.

The driver of the car, 50-year-old Lavern Johnson, was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to witnesses, a passerby had stopped to direct traffic when a second car hit the tractor and the first vehicle.

Both the passerby and the driver were taken to area hospitals.