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1 dead after Rte. 37 crash near Marion, IL


A 72-year-old Goreville, Illinois man died in a crash on Route 37 near Marion, Illinois on Wednesday, April 8 around 5:50 p.m.

According to Illinois State Police, the man was driving a 2008 Chevy truck southbound on Route 37 near Reservoir Road.

They say 23-year-old Trey Holmes from Marion, Ill., was driving a 2002 Jeep Wrangler northbound on Route 37 in the same area.

Police say the truck traveled into the northbound lane of traffic and hit Holmes' Jeep head-on.

They say the cause of the crash was alcohol/impaired driving.

The 72-year-old man was taken to a hospital where he later died from his injuries. His name is being withheld pending family notification.

Holmes was taken to another hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Both vehicles had major damage and were towed from the scene.

According to ISP, Route 37 was closed for about three hours during the investigation and reopened around 9 p.m.

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