A St. Elmo man has died from injuries sustained in a head on collision in Fayette County back on August 31st. 87 year old Robert Owen passed away recently at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. The accident occurred back on August 31st on U.S. Route 40, just east of the I-70 overpass at the Brownstown exit. Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputy Shawn Carter reported at the time that a vehicle was westbound on Route 40 and went to pass a slower moving vehicle in a no passing zone. Deputy Carter said vehicle then struck an eastbound vehicle head on, which was the Owen vehicle, and both vehicles then ending up on the south side of the roadway. Along with the injuries sustained by Robert Owen, 84 year old JoAnne Owen was also injured and both were airlifted at that time to Springfield hospitals.