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Galesburg woman killed in head-on crash in Knox County

A Galesburg woman died and an Abingdon man suffered serious injuries when their vehicles collided head-on in Knox County, Illinois.

A Galesburg woman died and an Abingdon man suffered serious injuries when their vehicles collided head-on in Knox County, Illinois.

Anita Mitchell, 68, was traveling northbound on Illinois Route 41,  when a southbound vehicle driven by 16-year-old Ryan Baker crossed the center line and the two vehicles collided just after 9 p.m. Monday, May 11, 2015.

"There were several witnesses that had observed the vehicle being driven by Baker, cross the center line striking the Mitchell vehicle," said a statement from the Knox County Sheriff's Office.

Mitchell and Baker both had to be extricated from their vehicles, the statement said.

Baker suffered multiple injuries and he was airlifted to a hospital in Peoria.

Mitchell was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.