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Seed corn semi involved in fatal wreck

Police are investigating a fatal crash which occurred near Peoria Thursday afternoon involving a semi-trailer hauling over 40,000 pounds of seed corn and a van.

The incident, at I-74 westbound mile post 86 near the interchange with I-474, occurred at 2:14 p.m. Authorities say the 2003 Chevy van was traveling west on I-74 and attempted to make a U-turn onto a ramp and turned in front of the Peterbuilt semi. The semi driver was reportedly unable to avoid the van, striking it head-on.

Although the names have not been released, the van was driven by a 68-year-old woman from Streator while the semi was operated by a 38-year-old man from St. Paul, Nebraska. So far, no charges have been filed and the crash was investigated by the Illinois State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit.

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