New Berlin Man Killed While Assisting Daughter Out of a Ditch

New Berlin Man Killed While Assisting Daughter Out of a Ditch

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

A New Berlin man is dead after being hit by a car in rural Sangamon County on Old Jacksonville Road near New Salem Church Road Sunday morning.

Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards says Richard Wiley was pronounced dead at Memorial Medical Center Sunday morning.

Undersheriff Jack Campbell says Wiley was helping his 17 year old daughter out of a ditch after she skidded off the road. A 16 year old girl then came along and skidded off the road on the same icy patch, hitting Wiley and killing him.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Foul Play Not Suspected in Death of Southern Illinois Woman

jeannie schuur

Authorities in southern Illinois say foul play is not suspected in the death of a 22-year-old Murphysboro woman whose body…

in Local

Prosecutors: Man Eyed Targets After Brother Shot

corey morgan

Investigators say a Chicago man suspected in the fatal shooting of a 9-year-old boy went looking for targets after his brother was killed during a months-long gang feud.

in Local

Lawyers for Schock Say Documents Handed Over to Prosecutors

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Attorneys for former Illinois congressman Aaron Schock say they have reached an agreement with federal prosecutors on documents currently under review by a federal judge.

in Local

Senate Democratic Candidates Seek Backing From Big Names

Tammy Duckworth

Some powerful Democrats in Illinois are backing different candidates in the party’s U.S. Senate primary.

in Local

Man Killed After Shooting Inside Home


Incident happened around 3:30am on East Brown.