Fatal accident under investigation
Mercer County Sheriff's deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash on Ill. Rte. 17 approximately two miles east of Viola. The accident was called in to the Mercer County Sheriff's department at 12:01 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15. 2011.
Garrett Mooberry from East Peoria, 23, was pronounced dead at the scene by Mercer County Deputy Coroner Jill Dennison. A Springfield man was air lifted to Trinity West, Rock Island. The crash remains under investigation.
This is the third fatal accident in Mercer County this year.
Sheriff's deputies were assisted by the Illinois State Police in the investigation. Also responding to the scene were the Viola and New Windsor fire departments, Viola and New Windsor police departments, AMT and Tri-County ambulances and a Med Force helicopter.