Two area men killed in accidents in past week

Two Randolph County men were fatally injured in separate accidents that took place last week.

On Thursday, Sept. 16, at 10:05 p.m., the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded to an accident involving a pedestrian and a vehicle on Bluff Road, near Roscow Hollow Road outside of Prairie du Rocher. Fatally injured in this accident was Robert “Robby” J. Soutee, 36, of Prairie du Rocher.

On Saturday, Sept. 18, at 1:21 p.m., the Illinois State Police reported that Flinten D. Thompson, 26, of Tilden, was driving a 2006 Yamaha Kodiak ATV eastbound on Sarah Road (Coulterville area). Thompson failed to stop at the stop sign at Sarah Road and State Route 153, and was struck by a northbound 2008 Dodge Ram driven by Adam J. Brothers, 29, of Sparta.

Thompson was pronounced deceased at the scene.

For more on these accidents, please see this week’s print edition.