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Eary morning fatal crash in Hancock County


HANCOCK COUNTY (WGEM) — A 68-year-old Warsaw, Illinois, man has died following a crash on Memorial Day at 4:11 a.m.

The Illinois State Police (ISP) reported that 29-year-old Joseph Krumey of Warsaw, Illinois, was northbound on Warsaw Road (Co. Hwy 32) when he lost control on a curve. Krumey ran off the road, struck a ditch with a rock ledge, and overturned.

A passenger in the vehicle, 68-year-old Myron Beeler. was deceased at the scene.

Krumey was transported to a local area hospital with minor injuries.

ISP reported that Krumey was charged with Reckless Homicide, Aggravated DUI, and Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Traffic Crash.

Jim Roberts

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