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Weldon Man Dies in Deadly DUI Crash

A 23-year-old Weldon man died Wednesday morning in a head-on crash along Illinois 10 in Piatt County.


Illinois State Police responded Wednesday at 11:38 am to a crash on Illinois Route 10 at 2150 North Road in Piatt County. 


According to the Illinois State Police, a vehicle driven by Justin Slade, 34, of Urbana was eastbound on the highway at East 2150 North Road when it crossed the center line and collided with a westbound vehicle driven by the Weldon man.


The vehicle driven by Slade rolled onto its passenger side in the middle of the roadway and caught fire. The second vehicle stopped in the right ditch and caught fire.


Slade was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries. State Police said Slade was cited for improper lane usage, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and driving under the influence of alcohol.


The identification of the Weldon man is pending next of kin notification. The crash is under investigation. 

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