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Coroner Duane Northrup is releasing the name of a Loda, Illinois
woman who has died after being involved in a motor vehicle crash
in rural Ford County near Paxton, Illinois on July 11, 2018.
Lori Whitfield, 54, was pronounced dead at Carle Foundation
Hospital in Urbana at 12:57 PM on July 11, 2018. Ms. Whitfield
was in a vehicle traveling southbound on County Road 1600 East
near Paxton just before noon. Ms. Whitfield’s vehicle collided
with a Dodge Ram pickup truck when it entered the intersection of
County Road 100 N.
An autopsy is scheduled for July 12, 2018 and an inquest may be
held at a later date. This death is being investigated by the
Champaign County Coroner’s Office and the Ford County
Sheriff’s Office.

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