The following preliminary information is being released by Illinois State Police District 12.

A Fatal Injury crash occurred in Olney, Richland County, at 8:40 p.m. Thursday, April 13, 2017 at West Street at North Avenue.

Unit #1 a green 2017 Freightliner driven by James D. Butler, 55, of Olney was traveling north on West Street, just north of North Avenue. Pedestrian Shawn P. Tate, 53, of Olney (deceased), was being pushed in a wheelchair by Ian M. Tate, 17, of Olney, in the northbound left lane.

Unit #1 was unable to see both Tate subjects due to the darkness and the subjects wearing dark clothing. Unit #1 then struck both Tate subjects.


Shawn P. Tate was transported to Richland Memorial Hospital
Ian M. Tate was transported to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville

No Charges have been issued.

All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.