Mini-van driver dies after hitting tree in Whiteside County

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A driver in Whiteside County died Thursday, March 12, 2015 when his vehicle went off the road and hit a tree.

The driver was heading northbound on Illinois Route 84 near Schafer Road when his car went off the roadway to the east, according to a statement from the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office. The mini-van then hit a tree.

According to the statement, the driver, who was not from the area, was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

There were no other passengers in the vehicle, authorities said.

His name is being withheld until his family is notified.