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Update Friday 8:18 a.m.

MAHOMET — The Champaign County Coroner says an Urbana man was killed Thursday night in an accident about a mile north of Mahomet.

Coroner Duane Northrup says 29-year-old Lyle Owens died at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana around 8:10 p.m. An autopsy has been scheduled for Friday.

Illinois State Police say Owens was driving southbound shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday on Route 47, near East Oak Valley Road, when he crossed the center line and collided head-on with a semi-truck.

Police say both vehicles ended up in opposite ditches. The driver of the semi was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Both drivers were wearing their seat belts. The crash remains under investigation.

 

Update Friday 5:28 a.m.

MAHOMET — An Urbana man was killed Thursday night in an accident about a mile north of Mahomet.

Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said 29-year-old Lyle Owens died at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana around 8:10 p.m.

Northrup said Owens was the driver of a vehicle on Illinois 47, near East Oak Valley Road, when he crossed the center line and collided head-on with a semi-truck. Illinois State Police said the crash happened shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday.

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday. The crash remains under investigation.

 

Original Thursday 7:38 p.m.

MAHOMET — State police are at the scene of an accident on a state highway north of Mahomet.

Illinois State Police at Pesotum confirm that troopers were called to a crash on Illinois 47 approximately one mile north of Mahomet.

The crash reportedly took place shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday.

According to preliminary information, at least one person was seriously injured.

 

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