A man from Elmhurst, Illinois is dead

after a one-vehicle crash yesterday

(Monday) afternoon near Stockton in

Jo Davies County.

Jo Davies County authorities say

18-year-old Noe Gomez was pronounced

dead at the accident scene on Highway-20

near South Curtiss Road. Gomez was

traveling east in a line of vehicles, and

tried to pass several vehicles that were

in front of him. But as he started to

pass, another driver also tried to pass

the vehicles. Gomez then went onto the

shoulder of the road to avoid a collision.

But he then lost control of his vehicle

as it went off the road. It then overturned

several times before hitting a tree.

Two passengers in Gomez’ vehicle were

taken to the hospital in Freeport for

treatment of their injuries. One is from

Addison, Illinois while the other is from

Melrose Park, Illinois. None of the other

vehicles was damaged and no one else

was injured in the crash, which is

still under investigation.


Helping at the scene were the Illinois

State Police and Police from Stockton,

along with the ambulance from Stockton

and from Warren, the Stockton Fire

Department, the Illinois Department

of Transportation and the Lifeline


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