Ava Taliperro, 17 months, dies in head-on crash on Lost Bridge Road in Decatur, Illinois

Modified Date: 
Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:22am
Accident Date: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

Coroner identifies child involved in deadly crash

Police say the crash happened around 12:22 a.m. on Lost Bridge Road near Western Drive.  Police said Ava was a passenger in a mid-sized sedan. They believe the sedan was traveling east on Lost Bridge Road when it crossed the center line and hit a westbound pickup truck head-on.

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Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Ava Taliperro
Matthew D. Jackson

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