Illinois man dies in crash on icy Highway 14, officials say

Illinois man dies in crash on icy Highway 14, officials say

An Illinois man died in a crash Thursday morning after his vehicle lost control on an icy road in Walworth County and hit another vehicle, officials said.

Walworth County sheriff’s deputies were sent around 6:45 a.m. to respond to reports of a two-car crash on Highway 14 just south of the village of Walworth, according to a release.

A white 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche, driven by 59-year-old Steven Johnson, of Fotana, was going south on Highway 14 when a black 2001 Hyundai, driven by 39-year-old Luis Gutierrez-Fernandez, of Harvard, Illinois, going north, lost control on the icy road and crossed into the path of the Chevrolet, investigators said.

Johnson was taken to a hospital with injuries. Gutierrez-Fernandez was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the release.

The crash remains under investigation.

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