Route 51 crash victim identified

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CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) – The coroner has identified the person killed in a two car crash.

87-year-old Ross McNaught of Auburn was pronounced dead at the hospital on Wednesday. The coroner says he died of blunt force trauma to the chest.

McNaught was the passenger in a car traveling westbound on Christian County Road 6. Police say the car entered the intersection at County Road 6 and Rt. 51. That’s when another car driving southbound on Rt. 51 hit it. The female driver of the car McNaught was in was air lifted to a hospital. No word on her condition. The driver of the other car is ok.

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