Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup is releasing the name of a Georgetown, Illinois child who has died from injuries sustained after being involved in a motor vehicle crash in Vermilion County on October 9, 2019.

Wyatt Pope, 9, of Georgetown, Illinois, died at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Illinois at 8:46 AM on October 12, 2019, from multiple traumatic injuries. Wyatt was reported to be a passenger in a vehicle that struck two vehicles before crossing into oncoming traffic and colliding head-on with a third vehicle.

The crash occurred on Illinois Route 1 near Vermilion County 900 North.


Wyatt’s father, Tyler J. Pope, died on October 9, 2019, of his injuries at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center in Danville, Illinois.


No autopsy will be performed however, an inquest may be held on a later date.


This death is being investigated by the Champaign County Coroner’s Office and the Illinois State Police District 10.

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