Christopher J. Lonis and Gordon W. Bane Jr. of Downs die in fatal Fisher car crash – Thursday, April 21, 2022

Fisher car crash death of Christopher J. Lonis and Gordon W. Bane Jr. of Downs

Two individuals who died in a head-on accident on Illinois 47 near Fisher on Thursday, April 21, 2022, in the evening have been identified as Christopher J. Lonis and Gordon W. Bane Jr. of Downs.

According to Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup, the drivers and lone passengers of the automobiles were Christopher J. Lonis, 50, of Aurora, and Gordon W. Bane Jr., 78, of Downs.

The collision happened at 8:22 p.m., roughly a half-mile north of US Highway 136. Both males were declared deceased at 9:31 p.m., according to Northrup.

According to an initial investigation by Illinois State Police, the accident happened when Mr. Bane, who was traveling north on Illinois 47, crossed the center line and collided with Mr. Lonis’s southbound automobile. State police and the coroner’s office are still investigating the accident.

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