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Man dies in crash in Edwards Co., IL

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)

The Illinois State Police responded to a deadly crash in Edwards County, Illinois on Tuesday, August 16.

The crash happened around 1 p.m., and a preliminary investigation revealed that Henry E. Matz, 62, of Carmi, Illinois, was driving northbound on Illinois Route 130 when he crossed the center line into the southbound lane. Rodney Ezra Sedrick, 35, of Mill Spring, Missouri, was driving southbound on Illinois Route 130 and saw Matz steer into his lane.

In an unsuccessful attempt to avoid a collision, Sedrick tried to drive onto the west shoulder of the roadway. Sedrick then struck Matz' vehicle just below  the driver's side door.

Matz was pronounced dead at the scene by the Edwards County Coroner. Sedrick did not report any injuries. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

An ISP Crash Reconstruction Officer (C.R.O.) and an ISP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer have been assigned to the crash investigation. In addition, ISP District 19 was assisted at the crash scene by the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Edwards County Sheriff’s Department, the Edwards County Coroner’s Office, the Albion Police Department, the Grayville Police Department, the Edwards County Ambulance Service, the  Albion Fire Department, Rick’s Towing and Foster’s Towing.

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