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Wednesday Night Crash in Ware Claims Jonesboro’s Man Life

WARE – A Jonesboro man died in a crash involving his pickup truck and a semi with a tanker Wednesday night in Ware.

According to Illinois State Police, 30-year-old Jacob E. Wininger of Marion was going north in his semi on Illinois 3 in the area of Refuge Road as a 25-year-old man from Jonesboro was going south in his pickup truck on Illinois 3 in the same area.

The pickup driver swerved into the northbound lane striking the driver’s side of Wininger’s semi. The pickup driver was pronounced dead at the scene. ISP did not release the driver’s name. Wininger refused medical attention.

The northbound lane was opened at 2 a.m. Thursday. The southbound lane was opened at 7:50 a.m. Thursday.

ISP says no further information will be released at this time.