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Name released of Evansville man killed in head-on crash in Wayne Co.

Evansville man killed after head-on crash involving semi-truck in Wayne Co.
Evansville man killed after head-on crash involving semi-truck in Wayne Co.(WFIE)
Published: Jan. 6, 2022 at 7:11 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 7, 2022 at 11:49 AM CST
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WAYNE CO., Ill. (WFIE) - An Evansville man is dead following a head-on crash with a semi-truck on Thursday morning.

Illinois State Police identified that man as 26-year-old Joshua Laforrest.

According to Illinois State Police, the wreck occurred along Interstate 64 at Milepost 96 in Wayne County.

State troopers say Laforrest was driving westbound before he lost control, crossed the center median and rammed into the semi.

According to a press release, Laforrest was pronounced dead on scene. Officials say the other driver, 23-year-old Austin Howell of Joliet, did not need any medical attention.

Illinois State Police says the investigation remains ongoing.

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