FULTON COUNTY, Ill. – A Smithfield man is dead following a Monday night crash near Vermont, Ill.
Illinois State Police said David S. Jones, 48, was traveling eastbound on County Road 35 at County Road 13 when he failed to stop at a stop sign and was hit by a south bound Mercedes.
The Mercedes hit the driver side of Jones’ car. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Mercedes, James B. Frick, 61, and passenger Lana Frick were transported to McDonough District Hospital.
Illinois State Police said an investigation showed that Jones was using a cell phone at the time of the crash and was not wearing a seatbelt. The Fricks were both wearing seatbelts.