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1 dead after I-24 crash at mile post 37


One person has died after a crash on Interstate 24 at mile post 37 on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 12.

According to Illinois State Police, 28-year-old George E. Lingerfelt, of Galaxy, Va., was driving a 2014 yellow Kenworth semi pulling a box trailer east on I-24 in the left lane at mile marker 37. They say it stopped due to eastbound traffic merging into one lane approaching a construction zone with a lane closure.

Police say a 2008 blue Subaru Outback did not slow down and rear-ended the semi.

The driver of the Subaru, 21-year-old Jerome J. Warmus, of Windermere, Fla., was pronounced dead at the scene.

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