Crash turns fatal in Green Co.

A vehicle crash in the Town of Jefferson turned fatal Monday evening.

An investigation found Michael A. Bliss, 54, entered a ditch while navigating a curve in the road. According to investigators, Bliss collided with a stop sign, and the vehicle continued across the road and into an embankment, causing the car to overturn.

Bliss was partially ejected from the vehicle and was not wearing a seatbelt during the collision, officials said. His vehicle was not equipped with airbags.

Deputies, the Juda Fire Department, Green County EMS and REACT Medical Helicopter responded to the one-vehicle crash at the intersection of County Highways KS and S. Bliss was flown to Rockford Memorial Hospital.

The vehicle sustained severe overall damage and was towed from the scene.