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Teen killed, man injured in wrong-way crash on IL-1 in Edgar Co.

Publish Date: 2023, 07, 20

EDGAR CO., IL – A multi-vehicle crash near Edgar County Airport on Wednesday morning left a teen from Vermillion County dead and another man injured, WCIA reports.

Investigators say the 17-year-old driver was headed north on IL-1 near County Road 1700 North at about 8:30 a.m. when his truck drifted into the oncoming lanes and slammed into a southbound pickup truck. Both trucks skidded off the side of the roadway and crashed into a ditch.

The teen was pronounced dead at the scene by the Edgar County Coroner.

The other driver involved, a man from Indiana, was treated for minor injuries.

Major delays were reported on the stretch of IL-1 between Paris and Chrisman while crews worked to clear the scene. All lanes reopened by 1:45 p.m.

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