Hit and Run Fatality 12 28 2009 1Child Killed

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					FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                             Contact:
                                                                          Trooper Ed Howard
12/29/09
                                                                                         Safety
                                                                   Education Officer
                                                                   District 14, Macomb
                                                                   (309) 833-4046 Ext. 236
                                                                   Cellular: (309) 252-2570




       Macomb, IL -- The Illinois State Police (ISP), at the request of the Hancock County


Sheriff’s Office, investigated a two vehicle crash resulting in one fatality which occurred at IL

Route 96 approximately ¼ of a mile North of County Road 1235N on December 28, 2009 at

about 11:13 a.m. The crash occurred when a trailer being towed by a 1982 Ford Pickup driven

by Gary L. Mason, age 42, of Argyle, IA, broke free, crossed the center line, and struck a 2006

Chrysler 4 door being driven by Lora L. Smajlovic, age 30, of Hamilton, IL.

       Smajlovic received minor injuries and was transported to Keokuk, IA. Other passengers

in Smajlovic’s vehicle included: Ann Leeper, age 56, of Hamilton, IL who received minor injuries

and was transported to Carthage, IL, one minor child, age 2, who received minor injuries and

was transported to Carthage, IL, one minor child, age 11, who received moderate injuries and

was transported to Quincy, IL, and one minor child, age 6, who received fatal injuries and was

transported to Keokuk, IA.
       Mason was not injured and fled the scene of the crash. Mason was located in Lee

County, IA and is currently being held at the Hancock County Jail. Mason is charged with

Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Accident. The public is reminded that criminal charges are merely

accusations and that defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

       Responding agencies also included: Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, Hamilton Police

Department, Lee County Iowa Sheriff’s Office, Hancock County States Attorneys’ Office,

Hamilton Fire Department, Hancock County Ambulance, and Air Evac. This incident remains

under investigation and no additional information is available at this time. Further media

inquiries should be directed to the Illinois State Police.

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