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Champaign County Coroner Releases Name of St. Joseph Man Struck by Vehicle in Champaign


Coroner Duane Northrup is releasing the name of a St. Joseph, Illinois man who has died after being involved in a motor vehicle crash vs. pedestrian
occurring near the intersection of Windsor and Neil St. in Champaign, Illinois on March 5, 2022.

Ross D Booker, 20, was pronounced dead at the Carle Foundation Hospita at 17:02 hours on March 6, 2022. Mr. Booker was reportedly sweeping up debris from an earlier accident when he was stuck by a passing vehicle. This death is being investigated by the Champaign County Coroner’s Office,
Champaign Police Department, and the Illinois State Police

NOTE: This item was posted on the Danville Fire Facebook Page:

It is with immense sadness that we have to pass along the information in regards to the passing of a St. Joseph – Stanton volunteer firefighter.

Our thoughts are with his family, his friends, & anyone who ever met this brilliant, young man.

Ross Booker was involved in a tragic accident while working yesterday evening for a local towing company when he was struck by a vehicle. Unfortunately, he ultimately succumbed to those injuries earlier this evening.

Ross was a 20 year old, a 2020 SJO graduate, & hometown kid. He walked in the doors at the station, sought information on joining & literally latched on with a passion that inspired more of us than he will ever know. This young man was dedicated to serving, whether it was his career, being a part on this department, or his hopes & dreams.His visions were always on helping people. Not only that, but the young man had a smile that could light up a room.

Fly high Ross Booker & know the impression you left on your family, your friends, your fire family, & this community as a whole will live on, in your honor.

We ask that everyone hold his family, friends, & classmates up, as they mourn the immense loss. And in honor of Ross, we ask each & every one of you to remember, when you see emergency lights, from police, fire, EMS, & towing companies, slow down, keep your eyes on the road, & move over. Those lights mean that there is someone working up ahead, with a life to live & family & friends that are waiting for them to come home.

Coroner Duane Northrup is releasing the name of a Champaign, Illinois man who died from a gunshot wound he received in a shooting incident in the City of Urbana, Illinois on March 5, 2022. Twenty-six-year-old Henry D Golden III was pronounced dead at 10:58 PM on March 5, 2022 in the Carle Foundation Hospital Emergency Room in Urbana, Illinois. The shooting reportedly occurred at approximately 10:44 PM on March 5, 2022 in the 900
block of Welch Drive in Urbana, Illinois.

An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday 03/08/2022. An inquest may be held at a later date. This death is being investigated by the Champaign County Coroner’s Office, the Urbana Police Department, and the Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services Unit.

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