SYCAMORE, Ill. (WTVO) — One person is dead after a crash in DeKalb County Monday evening.
It happened around 7:30 p.m. at Plank and Lukens Roads, according to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies found a 2015 International Truck and a 2023 Ford delivery van in the north ditch when they arrived. Blake Mathison, 59, of Sycamore, the driver of the delivery van, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Hector Vela, 27, of Elgin, the driver of the truck, was uninjured. Police cited him for Improper Lane Usage and Disobeying a No Passing Zone after the investigation found that he failed to slow down for a stopped line of cars and drove into the westbound lane, striking Mathison’s van.
The accident is under investigation by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and the DeKalb County Coroner’s Office.