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Illinois man dies in Wayne Co. accident

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WAYNE CO., IL (WFIE) -

An Illinois man is dead after a traffic accident in Wayne County.

Illinois State Police say it happened on Illinois Route 161 Extension, near Wayne County Road 615 East, just before 5:00 Friday night.

Trooper say 47-year-old Samuel Clark, of Saint Francisville, Illinois, was heading westbound on IL Route 161 when he lost control of his vehicle and skidded off the road. State police say the vehicle hit a driveway culvert, causing it to go airborne and roll.

Troopers say Clark was not wearing his seatbelt and was thrown from the vehicle. The coroner says Clark died at the scene.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

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