Savanna man killed in head-on crash

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One man died and others were injured after a head-on crash in Carroll County, Illinois.

According to the Illinois State Police, on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 around 1 p.m., a vehicle operated by a 17-year-old from Mt. Carroll, was headed westbound on Illinois Route 64 near Getz Road, when it entered the eastbound lane, hitting another vehicle head-on.

Police said they do not know what caused the driver to enter the opposite lane.

Driving the eastbound vehicle was 65-year-old John McNamara of Savanna, who police say, died as a result of the crash. Passengers inside the car were taken to area hospitals.

The driver of the westbound vehicle was also injured and taken to a hospital in Clinton, Iowa.

Officials say the accident is still under investigation by state police crash reconstructionists and by the Carroll County Coroner’s Office.