Authorities have identified the 77-year-old man who died just before 5 p.m. on New Years Eve after crashing his car on Illinois 4 north of Lebanon near Widicus Road.
Curtis Griffith, of Lebanon, reportedly drove off the road, across a field and into a wooded area where his car caught fire.
Illinois State Police Sgt. Matt Weller told the BND that police may never know what caused Griffith to crash.
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A coroner official said they were waiting on his toxicology results, which will be completed in about a week, before trying to determine the manner and cause of Griffith’s death.
A visitation for Griffith is from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Meridith Funeral Home in Lebanon. Griffith’s funeral is Friday, immediately following the visitation.