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Driver dies at scene of Knox County head-on collision

A man died at the scene of a head-on collision on a Knox County highway. Heading north on Illinois Route 78, a car crossed into the southbound lane, hitting a p...
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A man died at the scene of a head-on collision on a Knox County highway.

Heading north on Illinois Route 78, a car crossed into the southbound lane, hitting a pickup head-on, according to a statement from the Illinois State Police. The vehicles crashed driver’s-side to driver’s-side Wednesday, May 6 around 11 a.m.

It happened about a half-mile south of Knox Road 8, which is located one mile southeast of Yates City.

The man in the pickup, 74-year-old James Donsbach from Maquon, Illinois, was pronounced dead at the crash site, police said. The man driving the car was airlifted to a Peoria hospital.