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One Killed in Jefferson County Crash Thursday Afternoon

MT. VERNON – One person died in a two-vehicle crash in Jefferson County Thursday afternoon.

According to Illinois State Police, the crash happened around 2:15 on northbound I-57 at the milepost 94 exit ramp.

ISP says the driver of a black Dodge truck was driving north on I-57 and attempted to exit at milepost 94 when the driver failed to negotiate the exit and struck the rear of a semi pulling a trailer that was stopped on the right shoulder just past the exit ramp.

The driver of the Dodge truck was pronounced dead at the scene by the Jefferson County Coroner. The driver’s name is not being released until family member are notified.

The driver of the semi, 26-year-old Kadeem Lindsay of Orlando, Florida and his passenger, 39-year-old Reder Rancy of Springfield, Missouri, were not hurt.

The crash is still under investigation. No further information is available.