Pontiac man dies in Clinton accident


CLINTON — A Pontiac man died Wednesday near Clinton after the car he was riding in struck a semi-trailer.

At about 12:38 p.m., a 2021 blue Chevrolet Malibu, driven by an 88-year-old man from Pontiac, was traveling westbound on U.S. Rt. Bus. 51 approaching U.S. 51, according to a media release from the Illinois State Police.  The driver disregarded a stop sign and struck a 2014 Isuzu semi-trailer, driven by a 36-year-old man from Olney, which was traveling northbound on U.S. 51, according to the ISP

The driver of the Malibu and his 87-year-old passenger from Pontiac were transported to the hospital, where the passenger died from his injuries, the ISP reported.

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