At 9:53 p.m., May 28, 2017 at IL 130 and Cherry Street, Olney, IL, Richland County a blue 2001 Oldsmobile van, driven by Annette King, 37, Olney, Il was traveling north on IL 130 near Cherry Street in Olney. Pedestrian Timothy Eads, 48, Newton, was leaving work and walking across IL 130 near Cherry Street (no crosswalk) and did not see Unit #1. King stated she did not see Eads and struck him in the roadway. The roadway was dark and Eads was wearing dark (non-reflective) clothing.


Eads was transported to Richland Memorial Hospital for treatment and later was transported to Deaconess Hospital. Eads was pronounced dead upon arrival at Deaconess Hospital.


The Illiois State Police District 12 and Illinois State Police Traffic Crash Reconstructionist processed the scene. The Richland County Sheriff's Office and the Olney Police Department assisted on scene. The crash is still under investigation.


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