ISP: One person dead after head-on collision

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WHITE COUNTY, Ill. (WEHT) – Illinois State Police responded to a fatal accident Sunday in White County.

Officials said it happened around 5:45 PM at U.S. Route 45 at County Road 400 N.

Police said a Gold Chrysler Town and Country driven by 78 year old Billy Wagner of Carmi was going northbound on U.S. 45 when he crossed the center line. He hit a tractor trailer, then hit a pickup truck head on.

Police said Wagner was pronounced dead at the scene. We’re told the driver of the pickup, 50 year old Lynnia R. Mayes, was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

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(This story was originally published on August 11, 2019)

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