Thirty-year-old Jason Watson was pronounced dead at the scene. The Winnebago County Sheriff's Department says he was heading east on Highway 75 when he failed to navigate a curve in the road.
He hit some trees and then plowed into an embankment. Watson's five-year-old daughter was in the back seat in a car seat. She suffered minor cuts and bruises.
The accident happened after 10 p.m. Thursday night.