Fatal Crash in Coles County

 COLES COUNTY – One person is dead after a colliding with a deer in Coles County.

The Illinois State Patrol told WAND News the driver of a blue 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling north on I-57 at milepost 201 in Coles County when the motorcycle was struck. 

Marla McKenzie, 31, was pronounced dead on the scene. Timothy Dare, 43, was also involved in the crash and transported to Carle Foundation Hospital.

Both northbound lanes were shut down for several hours but have since been reopened. The accident took place right before 6:00 AM.

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