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.