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Driver in Washington Accident Dies from Injuries

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A Washington man has died from his injuries after an accident Wednesday morning.

The Illinois State Police said Jerry Bedwell, 76, and his wife, Linda, 74, both of Washington, collided with a semi tractor-trailer on McClugage Road, just north of the intersection with Spring Creek Road, around 9:30 a.m.

Jerry Bedwell reportedly failed to yield to the semi. Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood said Bedwell died at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center around 10:30 p.m. Friday. He suffered multiple blunt force injuries in the crash.

Linda Bedwell was pronounced dead at the scene. The semi driver suffered non life-threatening injuries.

Toxicology came back negative for Jerry Bedwell. There will be no autopsy.

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Tim Shelley is the News Director at WCBU Peoria Public Radio.