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Driver killed in I-55 crash near Shirley

FUNKS GROVE, IL (WEEK) – A man is dead after a car crash on Interstate 55 early Sunday morning.

McLean County Coroner Kathy Yoder says her office was notified of the the accident shortly after 2:30 a.m. Yoder says the accident happened in the northbound lane near the Funks Grove Rest Area just outside of Shirley. The driver was pronounced dead at 3:03 a.m.

The McLean and Dale Township fire departments responded to the scene with the McLean County Coroner and Illinois State Police.

Yoder will conduct an autopsy on Sunday. The crash remains under investigation by the McLean County Coroner’s Office and Illinois State Police.

This story will be updated.

Mike Miletich

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