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Authorities in Hancock County are reporting their first fatal crash in more than a year.

It happened early Sunday morning off Basco Road. According to Illinois State Police, the driver of a minivan lost control on the roadway around 2:30 in the morning. According to investigators, the van went into the ditch, struck an embankment and became airborne, then flipped end-over-end before coming to rest in a field. The van sat there for four hours before a passerby noticed it around 6:30 a.m. The driver, 36-year-old Curtis Fleming of Carthage died in the crash. He was not wearing a seat belt.

Ironically, Illinois State Police planned to announce Monday that there were no fatal crashes in Hancock County in all of 2012. Hancock was one of only six counties in Illinois with zero fatalities last year.