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A Leroy man is dead after a fatal crash on Interstate-74 near Farmer City early Thursday.


State Police indicate 28-year old Jordan Reinhart-Smith was heading eastbound when he lost control of his vehicle at milepost 159 near Farmer City at around 4:30 am Thursday. 


The vehicle struck both the right and left sides of the guardrails and was struck on the driver-side door by a semi. 


The semi was driven by 32-year old Lucas Ballard of Rutledge, Tennessee. 


Reinhart-Smith was pronounced dead at approximately 9:15 am Friday from injuries sustained to the accident.


Just before 5 am, all eastbound and westbound lanes were shut down for the traffic crash investigation and cleanup of debris. The westbound lanes were re-opened just after 5:3 a.m. All lanes were reopened at approximately 730 a.m. 


The Champaign County Coroner indicated Friday morning no autopsy will be performed however an inquest may be held at a later date. 


The Champaign County Coroner and the Illinois State Police are investigating. 

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