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Head-on collision on Illinois 1 in Hoopeston kills two

Illinois State Police have reported that a crash on Wednesday night on Illinois 1 has left two dead. Preliminary reports state that the accident happened at 6:21 p.m. on Wednesday night when a 52-year old man driving a pickup truck crossed the center line and struck a 52-year old woman driving a minivan in the southbound lane. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, while the woman was airlifted to a local hospital where she was later pronounced dead from her injuries. Authorities have not yet said whether or not the two victims were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash, and their names have been withheld until their families have been notified.

We will keep you updated on this tragic story, and for more information, read the full News-Gazette report here.