Carmi man killed in one-car crash Monday in Wayne County

WAYNE COUNTY — A 60-year-old Carmi man was killed in a one-vehicle crash in Wayne County Monday night.

Illinois State Police say around 5:45 p.m., Gene Desper was driving his SUV south on Burnt Prairie Blacktop when he ran off the right side of the roadway. Desper over corrected coming back across the roadway and overturned.

He was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. He sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash. He was taken by ambulance to Fairfield Memorial Hospital.

The crash is under investigation.