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A 34-year old Deland man was killed in a traffic accident Friday afternoon.


Illinois State Police says the crash occurred at about 2:20 p.m.at Illinois Route 10 at Friends Creek Road. They say a 2006 Peterbilt semi-truck was traveling southbound on Freinds Creek Road when the driver failed to stop at the intersection at Illinois Route 10, then struck the front end of the 2019 International semi-truck.


The driver of the Peterbilt, a 34-year old male and was pronounced deceased on scene by the DeWitt County Coroner. The driver of the 2019 International semi-truck was James H Isbell, a 51-year-old male from Washington, IL. James was transported by ambulance to a local hospital with minor injuries.


Units were still on the scene at 9:45 p.m. Friday for cleanup.


Illinois State Police is withholding the name of the man who died until the family has been notified.

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