Salem Man Killed In Single Vehicle Crash

(SALEM, IL) — A 35-year-old Salem man was killed Thursday in a single-vehicle crash just six miles east of Central City on Green Street Road near the intersection with Lakeshore Drive. John C. Wolfe was pronounced dead at the scene by the Marion County Coroner’s Office. According to the Illinois State Police, Wolfe was westbound around 2:15 p.m. Wednesday on Green Street Road when he lost control of his vehicle, which began to fishtail near Lakeshore Drive. Wolf’s vehicle then left the roadway to the right, he apparently overcorrected and came back across both lanes of traffic and left the roadway to the left. The vehicle struck a tree and went down an embankment where it came to rest. Salem Fire Protection District responded to the scene where they had to extricate Wolfe from the wreckage before being pronounced dead. There were no other occupants in the vehicle.