82-year-old Springfield man dies in 2-car crash in Champaign County

An 82-year-old Springfield man was killed Thursday evening in a two-car crash in Champaign County.

George “Pete” Winnenburg was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash that happened around 6 p.m. on Valley Pike at Storms Creek/County Line Road in Mad River Twp., according to the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office.

Winnenburg was headed north on Upper Valley Pike in a 2007 Lexus when a 2010 Ford Edge driven by Walter J. Woomer, 42, of St. Paris turned left in front of him toward County Line Road, resulting in the collision.

The impact forced the Lexus to spin off the east side of the road before coming to rest in a field.

The Ford remained on the road. Woomer and a boy riding in the car with him did not need to be taken to a hospital following the crash, the sheriff’s office said.

The crash remains under investigation.

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