Fatal Crash Monday Night on I-57 in Jefferson Co.

Oct 13, 2020

A Mt. Vernon man is dead following a traffic crash on Interstate 57 in Jefferson County.

Illinois State Police say 39-year-old Charles Whipps died Monday night after his vehicle rear-ended a vehicle driven by 25-year-old Samantha Marshall of Elkhart, Indiana.

After the collision, Marshall's vehicle ran off the road and into a ditch. Whipps' vehicle continued north on the right shoulder of I-57 before it overturned in the median.