Teen killed when ATV and truck collide

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A Savanna, Illinois teen died when the ATV he was driving collided with a pickup truck in Carroll County, Illinois.

Police said they were sent to the crash just before 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 15, 2012. 

Nicholas Swift, 18, was reportedly driving an ATV eastbound on Camp Creek Road when he collided head-on with a westbound pickup truck two miles west of Zion Road.   The surface of Camp Creek Road is gravel where the wreck happened.      

“The driver of the truck attempted to avoid a collision with the ATV by braking and maneuvering off the roadway onto the shoulder.  Despite those attempts the ATV struck the driver’s side front end of the pickup truck,” said a statement from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department.

Police said an ambulance took Swift to a landing zone so he could be airlifted to a hospital, but Swift succumbed to his injuries before he got to the helicopter.

The driver of the truck, a 22-year-old man from Hanover, and his passenger, an 18-year-old man from Elizabeth, were not injured. 

Online records show Swift graduated from West Carroll High School in May 2012.