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Wrong-Way Driver Killed in I-155 Crash

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One person is dead and another critically injured after a wrong-way driver struck another vehicle head on Friday evening.

A driver was headed north in the southbound lanes of Interstate 155 at the Broadway exit south of Morton around 6:40 p.m. when they struck the other vehicle.

Tazewell County Coroner Charles Hanley pronounced the driver of the wrong-way vehicle dead on the scene. The driver in the second vehicle was transported to a Peoria hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Release of the deceased driver's name is pending family notification.

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