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Two fatal accidents in southeastern IL

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Posted by Kelsey Wheatcroft - email

WHITE CO, IL (WFIE) - Snow is to blame for a fatal crash Wednesday afternoon in White County, Illinois.

State police say it happened on Route One just south of Norris City.

They say a semi was headed north, and a car driven by 18-year-old Ashley Weir of Omaha, Illinois, was heading south.

The semi driver says Weir began sliding on the snow and crossed into his lane. The semi driver was unable to avoid Weir's car.

She was taken by ambulance to Eldorado Hospital, but has died.

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On Wednesday afternoon in Wayne County, Illinois there was another fatal crash on Interstate 64.

State police say a semi was headed west when the driver swerved off the road to the right. The semi landed in a ditch, and the driver, Daniel J. Richer, age 52, of Bristow, OK, was killed.

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