A Virden teenager was killed in a two-vehicle accident on Wednesday, May 6 on Illinois Route 4 in Macoupin County, according to the Macoupin County Coroner’s Office.
Colby Rheude, 18 of Virden, was killed after he crossed the center line in his 1999 Ford truck and struck a 2018 International tractor-trailer head-on, Illinois State Police said.
The accident happened shortly before 2:12 p.m. on Wednesday on Route 4 near Finney Road in Macoupin County. Walter Smith, 51 of Peoria, was driving the tractor-trailer and had to transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The crash remains under investigation by the Illinois State Police. No funeral home was selected by the Rheude family and no further information was available at the time of publication.