Combine debris hits truck near Peoria

PEORIA – An East Peoria man has died after the pickup truck he was driving was struck by debris from a combine earlier this week on I-74 near Peoria.

Wayne Farrow, 39, died at OSF St. Francis Medical Center following the wreck. State Police report a 2017 Peterbilt semi hauling a combine struck the Pinecrest overpass and, as a result, debris struck the 2003 Ford pickup which was behind the semi-truck.

The Peoria County Coroner’s Office says Farrow’s death was caused by traumatic head injuries. No autopsy is planned and the incident is under investigation by the Illinois State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit.

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