Driver killed after head-on collision with semi

Posted on: 9:25 pm, August 24, 2013, by , updated on: 09:27pm, August 24, 2013

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A driver died after being thrown from their vehicle in a head-on collision, authorities say.

According to the Illinois State Police, on Friday, August 23, 2013 a 46-year-old man driving a semi was traveling eastbound on Illinois Route 9 near Fulton County shortly before 11 a.m. At that time, an Impala being driven by 82-year-old Chellis Evans was coming from the opposite direction and crossed over the center line.

Investigators determined that the two cars struck head-on, throwing Evans from the Impala causing fatal injuries. Police said Evans was not wearing a seatbelt. The semi driver refused medical treatment after the crash.

Police said that no charges have been filed.