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Head-on collision on Highway 6 in Colona leaves 1 driver dead

Mason Shea, 35, of Rock Island died Friday morning after his car crossed the center line and struck a truck head-on. The other driver was uninjured.

COLONA, Ill. — A Rock Island man died Friday morning, Aug. 5 in a two-vehicle collision on U.S. Highway 6 in Henry County, according to Illinois State Police.

At about 6:35 a.m. Friday, a 1995 Ford Mustang was traveling westbound on Highway 6 at East 200th Street when it crossed the center line and struck an eastbound 2022 Ford F250 truck head-on. 

The driver of the first vehicle, 35-year-old Mason T. Shea, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck, 47-year-old Nathan R. Christophersen of Moline, was reportedly uninjured.

The traffic collision caused police to close down East 200th Street at Highway 6 for about 5 hours as crews investigated. All lanes reopened at about 11:50 a.m.

Another head-on collision occurred Monday morning, Aug. 1 in almost the same spot. That collision resulted in the death of one driver.

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