1 dead after Thursday night crash

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CHRISTIAN COUNTY - Illinois State Police say one man is dead after a single-vehicle crash on Illinois Route 48 Thursday night.

Authorities say at about 7:40 p.m., a truck was traveling southbound on Route 48 just west of the Nokomis Blacktop when the vehicle drove off the left side of the road, struck a tree, and burst into flames.  Upon arriving, authorities found the driver dead at the scene of the crash.

Christian County Coroner Amy Winans has identified the driver as 45-year-old Daniel Corbin of Taylorville.  Winans says an autopsy is scheduled for Friday afternoon.

This crash is under investigation by the Illinois State Police and the Christian County Coroner's Office.  We will continue to provide updates as they become available.
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