Man killed after car, box truck collide

MURPHYSBORO, IL (KFVS) - One man was killed in a crash at the intersection of Illinois Route 13 and Country Club Road in Murphysboro Tuesday.

It happened in front of Wal-Mart at 9:28 a.m. Tuesday.  The crash involves a box truck and a passenger car.

According to Illinois State Police, Donald Leggans, 72, of Muphysboro was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead at 10:14 a.m.

The driver of the box truck, Daniel Batz, 30, of Florrissant, Missouri, refused treatment.

Witnesses say the car turned left in front of the box truck and was struck by the truck on the passenger side.

Batz was cited by Illinois State Police for log book violations.

Members of the Illinois State Police, Murphysboro Police Department, Murphysboro Fire Department, and Jackson County Sheriff's Department are all on the scene investigating.

Police were directing traffic near the scene of the crash.  Officers had the eastbound lanes of Route 13 down to one lane.

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