The following preliminary information is being released by Illinois State Police District 12 on an injury traffic crash that occurred on February 9, 2019 at 2:55 a.m. At CR 1850 E (Dieterich Blacktop), just south of 900 N. (Clay County).

Preliminary investigative details indicate Unit #1 2012 Chevrolet truck, driver Michael Lewis, 37, Yale, IL, drove off the roadway to the left, struck an embankment and came to rest in the left ditch.

Lewis was transported to Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville, IN via air ambulance.

Charges are pending investigation.