According to an Illinois State Police, District 12, release, a fatal crash occurred on IL 33 at County Road 200E, 1 mile west of Wheeler in Jasper County at 2:56 a.m., March 26.


The preliminary investigation indicates that Unit One, a blue, 2001 Chevrolet truck, driver Jerry D. Donaldson, 48, Hidalgo, was eastbound on IL33 when Unit One ran off the roadway. Unit One overcorrected and came back on to the roadway causing the vehicle to overturn, ejecting the driver. Unit One overturned approximately 3 more times before coming to rest upright in the ditch on the north side of IL 33.


The driver was pronounced deceased at the scene by Jasper County Coroner, Jason Meyer. There were no passengers.