Deadly crash blocks roads for hours in downtown Decatur


DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - A deadly crash in downtown Decatur shut down roads for hours on Monday evening. 

Police were called to a crash around 5 p.m. at the intersection of Decatur and South Franklin streets. They say a 75-year-old man was driving on Franklin Street when he slammed into a pickup truck. 

According to police, the 75-year-old then backed-up and crashed into a utility pole. He was transported to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead by the Macon County Coroner. Police believe the man had a medical event prior to the crash. 

The driver of the pickup truck was the only person in the truck and was not injured. 

Police had the road blocked off for several hours to reconstruct the accident. 

An identification of the deceased driver was not yet released. 

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