Multi-car crash kills 1, injures another

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CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) – An unidentified person died in a car crash near Champaign.

The News-Gazette reports it happened just before 2 p.m. Monday, when a 1996 Ford pickup slammed into a 2005 Cadillac sedan. Troopers say the Cadillac moved in front of the Ford after entering I-72 from an emergency vehicle turnaround area right before the left-lane crash happened.

The newspaper says troopers aren’t identifying the Cadillac driving, who died from their injuries, before family can be notified. Ford driver and Monticello man Aaron Walker, 40, is in hospital care.

Troopers say both drivers had seat belts on.

The crash remains under investigation with Illinois State Police.

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