Man dead after head-on crash

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CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — One man is dead after a crash late Monday night. It happened just east of Rosamond, on Route 16.

Police say a 19-year old male, driving a truck westbound, was on his phone and crossed over into the eastbound lane. He collided head on with a Jeep driven by a 61-year old man, from Nokimis.

The 61-year old was pronounced dead at the scene. Names have not yet been released.

The investigation is ongoing, but police suspect alcohol was involved.

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