Woman dies in intersection crash

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FORD COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) – A woman lost her life after a Wednesday car crash in an intersection.

Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup says 54-year-old Loda woman Lori Whitfield died when a vehicle she was in crashed into a Dodge Ram pickup truck. Investigators say the crash happened before noon on the southbound side of County Road 1600 East and at its intersection with County Road 100 North near Paxton.

Responders pronounced Whitfield dead at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana less than an hour later.

Investigators say an autopsy on Whitfield is scheduled for Thursday with an inquest potentially coming later. Ford County deputies and the Champaign County Coroner’s Office are both involved in the investigation.

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