Former Mendota man dies in traffic crash in Tonica


TONICA – A former Mendota man was one of two people killed in a single-vehicle traffic accident on June 3 in Tonica.

According to LaSalle County Coroner Rich Ploch, Thomas J.M. Christmann, 24, of LaSalle, formerly of Mendota, was the driver of a vehicle that crashed at approximately 10:41 p.m. Friday, June 3 at 306 S. First St., Tonica. The LaSalle County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene after receiving the call.

A passenger in Christmann’s vehicle, Allyson M. Murray, 21, of Tiskilwa, was also killed in the accident.

The crash remains under investigation by the La Salle County Coroner’s Office and La Salle County Sheriff’s Office.

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