Fatal crash on Route 29 in Champaign County

Woman killed after crashing into trash truck identified

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The crash was reported around 10:15 a.m. near the intersection of state Routes 29 and 235 near Rosewood.

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A minivan crashed into the back of a trash truck that was stopped collecting trash, according to officials. The victim, Margaret S. Goodwin, 71, of Conover, died at the scene, the sheriff’s office said.

No one else in the van was injured. 

A medical helicopter was requested to the scene initially.

One lane on state Route 29 has reopened.

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