Chadwick farmer, 89, dies in collision; other pickup driver, of Milledgeville, injured

The pickup in the foreground, driven by Eric G. Miller, 48, of Milledgeville, collided with a pickup driven by Ivon L. Miller, 89, of Chadwick, around 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of state Route 78 and Golding Road. Ivon Miller, whose truck is in the background, died at the scene, while Eric Miller, no relation, was flown to a Rockford hospital, the Carroll County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Monday, Nov. 7, 2020.

MOUNT CARROLL – An 89-year-old Chadwick man was killed Thursday in a collision at the intersection of state Route 78 and Golding Road, about five miles south of Mount Carroll, the Carroll County Sheriff’s office said in a news release Monday morning.

Ivon L. Miller was driving west on Golding and making a left onto 78 about 4:30 p.m. when his pickup was struck by a pickup driven north by Eric G. Miller, 48, of Milledgeville.

Ivon Miller died at the scene.

Eric Miller was flown to a Rockford hospital with unspecified injuries. He was discharged Sunday, a spokeswoman there said.

To his knowledge, the two are not related, Carroll County Sheriff Ryan Kloepping said.

The crash is under investigation. No further details were released.

Miller, a 1951 Lanark High School graduate and a U.S. Air Force veteran, farmed all of his life, his family said in his obituary.

Among others, he is survived by daughters Terri Hahler of Hillsboro, Missouri, and Kristy Strehlow of Forreston, and sons Danny Miller of Sterling and Dana Miller of Mount Carroll.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Law Jones Eastland in Lanark, and services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Brethren Church in Lanark, where Miller served on the Board of Deacons.

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Kathleen Schultz

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