One man killed in rural accident

Update: 7:49 pm
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Police are investigating a fatal crash near Thomasboro. It happened about 2 am Thursday near County Road 1200 East and 2400 North.

Robert McDonald was pronounced dead at the scene. Preliminary autopsy findings show the cause of death is due to drowning after crashing his vehicle into a ditch with standing water.

An inquest may be held at a later date. The Champaign County Coroner and Sheriff's Offices are still investigating.

Original: 1:57 pm

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Police are investigating a fatal crash near Thomasboro. It happened about 2 am Thursday near County Road 1200 East and 2400 North.

Robert McDonald was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy and toxicology tests are scheduled.

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