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One person killed in I-155 South crash near Morton

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UPDATED 8:33 p.m. - A person driving the wrong way on I-155 South is dead after a head-on collision, according to Illinois State Police.

Police say a 2019 black Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV was driving north in the south lanes and hit a Dodge Charger head on. The coroner pronounced the Chevrolet driver dead at the scene. The driver has not been identified.

The Dodge driver was taken to a Peoria hospital with life threatening injuries.

The accident happened at 6:40 p.m near the Broadway exit in Morton.

Investigators are on scene, but the I-155 South remains open. Drivers will need to take the Broadway exit ramp and take the overpass to re-join the highway.

Tazewell Co. (HOI) -- Tazewell County Sheriff's Office says I-155 South is closed as they investigate a head-on crash.

The highway is closed at Broadway road, which is exit 28 near Morton.

There's no word on injuries yet, but law enforcement and rescue crews are on scene.

We have a news crew en route and will update when we have more information.

Bobby Oler @bobbyoler

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