BENTON (WKOW) -- The Lafayette County Sheriff's Department says the superintendent of the Pecatonica School District was killed Tuesday in a crash.
Around 2:40 p.m., officers were called to State Highway 11 near Horseshoe Bend Rd. in Benton Township for a report of a crash.
Sheriff Scott Pedley says it appears a westbound car swerved to the right and then overcorrected, going across the eastbound lane and then off the road where it hit a tree and overturned.
Pedley says Gary Neis, 54, of Benton was driving. He was the only person in the car. Neis was pronounced dead at the scene.
Neis is the superintendent of Pecatonica Area Schools.
Pedley says this is the second fatal crash in the county this year.
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