Fatal crash claims life of Jacksonville officer

    A fatal crash occurred on Friday, March 4 at 8:54 p.m. on Illinois Rt. 267.
    The crash occurred when a police vehicle driven by Scot Fitzgerald, 32, of South Jacksonville was struck by an ambulance driven by Brady Milnes, 21, of Roodhouse. Both the police vehicle and the ambulance were responding to an emergency medical call. Officer Fitzgerald, unable to locate the subject of the call, initiated a U-turn in the path of the ambulance, which struck the police vehicle on the driver’s side.

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