Wyatt Pope, 9, of Georgetown, at 8:46 a.m. Saturday died at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana from multiple traumatic injuries he suffered in a car crash earlier in the week, according to Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup.
The four-vehicle crash was Wednesday on Illinois Route 1 near Vermilion County 900 North Road.
Illinois State Police said Wyatt Pope was a passenger in a vehicle driven by his father, Tyler J. Pope, that struck two vehicles before crossing into oncoming traffic and colliding head-on with a third vehicle.
Tyler Pope died on Wednesday of his injuries at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center in Danville.
No autopsy will be performed however, an inquest may be held on a later date, according to a release from Northrup.
This death is being investigated by the Champaign County Coroner’s Office and the Illinois State Police District 10.