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Man killed in Wayne County, Ill. semi crash


An Iowa man is dead after a semi crash Wednesday afternoon in Wayne County, Illinois.

According to state police, the crash happened around 3:01 p.m. on Interstate 64, just west of mile marker 106.

Police say the driver of the semi, Ronald E. Gillis, 71, of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa was going east on I-64 when for unknown reasons he drove off the north side of the road and hit a large group of trees.

Gillis was pronounced at the scene by Wayne County Coroner Jimmy Taylor.

An Illinois State Police crash reconstruction officer and an ISP commercial vehicle enforcement officer have been assigned to the investigation.

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