Rushville man dies following vehicle crash

Ilinois State Police have reported that a driver involved in a single-vehicle crash on Thursday morning has died.

Police stated that Martin Edwards, 55 of Rushville, Illinois, was taken to Culbertson Hospital in Rushville for treatment and then flown via helicopter to Memorial Medical Center in Springfield where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Police reported that  Edwards was driving a 2014 Ford Escape Eastbound on US 24 at Cedar St. in Rushville when his vehicle crossed into the westbound lane continuing into the ditch before striking mailboxes and a power pole. The vehicle came to rest on top of a driveway culvert.

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