Paris Man Faces Charges After Fatal Accident

EDGAR COUNTY, Ill. – One person from Paris, Illinois is dead after a Wednesday morning crash on East Terre Haute Road near Midwestern Gas Street.

Around 10:30 Police say the driver of a Mac Tractor-trailer truck, 24-year-old Brett Bell, from Paris, and a passenger, Garrett Woltman, also of Paris, were driving on East Terre Haute Road when the truck left the road and overturned, landing on the passenger side.

Woltman was killed in the crash. 

Bell was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Bell is facing charges of failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, improper lane usage, improper operation of a commercial motor vehicle since he did not have a commercial driver’s license. He is also charged with failure to wear a seat-belt.