Man dies after accident on Route 51

DECATUR - An elderly man is dead after his vehicle crashed into a semi.

The accident took place in Christian County on Route 51 near 1600 N.

Macon County Coroner Michael Day pronounced the man dead at 11:47 AM Friday at St. Mary's ER in Decatur. Day says the man died of massive head and torso trauma.

Illinois State Police are investigating the crash. Routine toxicology tests and an inquest are pending.

The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

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