Victim identified in fatal accident near Banner

By Audrey Wise

August 24, 2013 Updated Aug 24, 2013 at 10:31 PM CDT

FULTON COUNTY, Ill -- Fulton County Coroner Steven Hines has identified 82-year-old Chellis Evans as the man who was killed Friday in an accident near Banner.

Preliminary autopsy results show Evans died of blunt force trauma.

Illinois State Police said his car crossed the center line hitting a Hitchcock Scrapyard semi truck head on.

Hines added, the autopsy did not show Evans had a medical event prior to the collision.

He was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene.

Evans was not wearing a seatbelt.

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