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Fiery Champaign Co. crash kills male driver


A man was killed after the vehicle he was driving crashed into a tree and burst into flames Wednesday night near North Lewisburg, according to deputies.

Champaign County deputies responded to the crash just after 8 p.m. and reported a single vehicle, with a male driver, crashed into a tree, authorities said.

The vehicle, which was travelling southbound in the 3200 block of North Ohio 559, burst into flames following the crash and the man was pronounced dead on the scene, deputies said.

The victim, 31, was taken from the scene by the Champaign County Coroner’s Office.

A cause of the crash is still under investigation by the Sheriff’s office and the identity of the deceased has not been released pending notification of family members.


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