Levi Barnett Death – Levi Barnett, a resident of Elkville, Illinois, and a beloved husband and father passed away tragically on Thursday evening, July 27th, 2023. He was announced dead by a family member on Friday, July 28th in a social media post that says “Our lives will truly never be the same, one of the most amazing people in my life was taken last night.. if everyone could plz pray for my family through these hard times. Our uncle Levi was one of the best and he will be missed so much.”
What was Levi Barnett’s cause of death?
One driver died and another driver was cited after a crash on Highway 51 in Elkville Thursday evening, July 27. According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies and Elkville police responded to the crash around 6:38 p.m. Deputies say the preliminary investigation showed a maroon 2018 Ford Fusion, driven by 18-year-old Kristopher Moore, of Salem, was going southbound on Highway 51, turning east (left) onto Royalton Road.
At the same time, they say a 1978 Jeep, driven by 37-year-old Levi Barnett, of Dowell, was going north on Highway 51. Deputies say the Fusion turned into the path of the Jeep and the two vehicles collided. The Jeep overturned and its body separated from the frame. They say Barnett and a juvenile passenger were ejected from the Jeep. Barnett was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to the sheriff’s office, Moore, his juvenile passenger, and Barnett’s juvenile passenger were taken by ambulance to an area hospital. Moore was cited for failure to yield turning left. The road was closed for about 2.5 hours. The crash is being investigated by the sheriff’s office traffic crash reconstruction unit. The Elkville Police Department, Jackson County Ambulance Service, Jackson County Coroner’s Office, Elkville Fire Department, and Dowell Fire Department assisted at the scene.
Fundraising for Levi Barnett’s funeral
Ashley Dixon is organizing this fundraiser. The fundraising page organized to raise $8,000 has raised the sum of $2,905 at the time of this publication. to donate to the family, click on GoFundMe. “With the tragic and sudden loss of Levi, funeral expenses, and back to school, we are taking any donations that you are willing or able to give to help Levis’s wife, Brittany, and their two young children. Levi and Brittany do not have social media and lived a very private life. But Levi would have given the shirt off his back to anyone in need.” the fundraising page read.
The family will release Levi Barnett’s obituary and funeral arrangements at a later date.
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