November 22, 2012
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
On November 22, 2012 at approximately 3:40 a.m., a 1989 Chevrolet pickup driven by TROY D. TEMPLETON, age 44, from Elgin, was northbound on Summerville Road at a high rate of speed when it traveled through the T-intersection at Highway 204, went airborne and crashed into an embankment. The pickup, with the driver inside, caught fire and was totalled. TEMPLETON was pronounced deceased at the scene. Investigators haven't confirmed yet if he was using safety restraints.
Firefighters from Elgin Fire Department and OSP troopers responded to the scene. Trooper Grant Jackson is the lead investigator.