The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

April 18, 2013

Driver dies in early morning crash


DANVILLE — A Vermilion County man died at the scene of a traffic accident west of Danville early this morning.

The Illinois State Police responded to the crash around 1:45 a.m. today on Hungry Hollow Road, less than a half-mile east of Vance Road.

Preliminary reports indicate the driver, Travis T. Schoonover, 19, of Oakwood, was driving east on Hungry Hollow Road in a 2010 Kia Forte.

According to state police, Schoonover failed to negotiate a curve in the road and veered off the roadway on the north side. The vehicle entered the ditch and collided with a tree, ejecting Schoonover.

Schoonover was pronounced dead at the scene. Reports indicate he was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.