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UPDATED: Pontiac Man Killed in Crash on 51 North of Clinton

An 87-year old Pontiac man is dead after a fatal crash on US Highway 51 north of Clinton Wednesday afternoon.


Illinois State Police indicate just after noon on Wednesday, 88-year old Vernon Garmon of Pontiac disregarded a stop sign at Business 51 and US 51 North when his Chevy Malibu was struck by a semi driven by 36-year old Shane Elder of Olney who was northbound on US 51, killing the passenger of the Chevy Malibu, identified as Robert Adcock of Pontiac, formerly of Clinton. 


Adcock succumbed to the injuries sustained in the crash and was pronounced dead while Garmon was transported to an area hospital with injuries.


Elder was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries. 


Garmon was issued a citation for disobeying a stop sign. 


The Clinton Fire Department and Wapella Fire Department were on scene for extrication. 

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