Fatal accident reported east of Joy

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Mercer County deputies on Thursday, April 29, investigated a fatality traffic accident involving an automobile and semi on Route 17, east of Joy.

The Mercer County 911 Center received the call at 7:30 a.m. The Aledo Police Department, Joy Fire Department, AMT Ambulance Service, Illinois State Police and Medforce assisted the Mercer County sherrif's office at the scene.

The crash resulted in the death of the driver of the car, and injuries to the driver of the semi. No passengers were involved.

The names of the drivers are being withheld at this time. The incident remains under investigation.