Crash Leaves One Dead Near Waverly

Crash Leaves One Dead Near Waverly

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

A New Berlin man is dead following a single vehicle crash near Waverly.

The Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office says Damien Crews, 35, was driving a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee in the 12000 block of Waverly Road. Crews went off the road, hit a culvert and went airborne, landing on the roof. He was trapped in the car and had to be extricated.

The coroner says Crews likely died from blunt force trauma.

Reconstructionists are on the scene trying to figure out why the car left the road. Crews had no passengers.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Housing Authority Expansion Continues

Springfield Housing Authority

Executive Director Jackie Newman says there wasn't enough room in the basement for the Section 8 voucher program, dealing with hundreds of landlords and tenants alike.

in Local

More Budget Bickering


Slavery has been brought into the rhetoric over the budget stalemate.

in Local

Will Rauner Reject More Medical Marijuana Treatment Options?


Nobody in Illinois has prescribed or consumed medical marijuana yet.

in Local

Bank Tellers Tell Would-Be Robber to Leave, Robber Complies


´╗┐An attempted robbery at a Springfield bank ended almost as quickly as it started.

in Local

Exposure of

Springfield Exposed

A 21st century way to get news, or a website designed just to make people mad?