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Central City Man Dies in Green Street Road Crash

April 16, 2017

A 54-year-old Central City man has died as a result of a single-vehicle crash on the Green Street Road east of Central City.

The Marion County Coroners office reports John Oettle was pronounced dead at the scene by Assistant Coroner Tina Spradlin just after one Saturday afternoon.

Initial reports indicate witnesses observed the Oettle vehicle traveling westbound just east of Brick Hill Road when it drifted across the center line and across the eastbound lane, before going off the south shoulder, and striking a large tree. The vehicle came to rest after hitting the tree.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday morning to determine whether a pre-existing or undiagnosed medical condition may have contributed to the crash.

The Coroner’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Central City Police, Lifestar EMS, Centralia Fire Protection District, Marion County ESDA, and the Illinois State Police.

The Sutherland/Garnier Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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