1 dead in Tuesday afternoon crash

SANGAMON COUNTY - Illinois State Police say one man is dead after a two-vehicle collision in Sangamon County Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities say their preliminary investigation shows that a Allis Chalmers Tractor, driven by 41-year-old Lee Walters, was traveling southbound on Route 124 south of Suddath Road when a collision occurred between the tractor and a Honda Accord that was traveling in front of it.  Deputies say Walters was ejected from the tractor, and was taken to a local hospital where he died from injuries sustained in the crash.

Authorities also say the 18-year-old man who was driving the Accord refused medical treatment at the scene.  The Illinois State Police continue to investigate this incident.

We will provide updates as they become available.

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