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Hoopeston man killed in Two-vehicle Accident

The Vermilion County Sheriff’s Department as well as Hoopeston Police and fire personnel responded to a head-on crash around 2:00pm on Wednesday along Illinois Route 9, about two miles west of Hoopeston.

Preliminary reports indicate that the accident took place in the westbound lane after a car, which was headed east, entered the west-bound lane and collided with a semi-tractor trailor.  The driver of the car, who has been identified as 30 yeear old Eli Solis Jr., of Hoopeston was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver of the semi was transportred to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana for treatment.  An autopsy is scheudled and the accident is still under investigation by the Vermilion County Sheriff’s Department and Vermilion County Coroner’s Office.

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