A 66-year-old Carlinville man was killed Saturday evening, November 3, on Illinois Route 111 approximately two miles south of Chesterfield in Macoupin County when a vehicle drove into the oncoming lane and struck a vehicle head-on.
The Macoupin County Coroner’s Office said Lyndall Huff, 66 of Carlinville, was killed in the accident. Macoupin County Coroner Brad Targhetta said in a press release that Huff sustained massive head and chest trauma.
The accident happened around 6:25 p.m., according to Illinois State Police. Police say Spencer Powers, 44 of Glenarm, was southbound on IL-111 when he crossed the center line and drove into the lane of Huff’s. Huff’s passenger, Charles Chance, 50 of Carlinville, was transported to Carlinville Area Hospital with non-life threatening injuries along with Powers and his passenger, Patrick Roof, 43 of Springfield.
Illinois State Police reported that Powers was cited with improper lane usage, driving on a suspended/revoked driver’s license, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and driving too fast for conditions.
The roadway was shut down for approximately seven hours while Illinois State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit (ISP TCRU) investigated. Assisting Illinois State Police at the accident included the Macoupin County Sheriff’s Office, the Medora Fire/Rescue Department and Area Ambulance Service. The crash remains under investigation by ISP TCRU.
The Targhetta Funeral Home in Medora will be in charge of services.