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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Head-on crash claims life of Kentucky man

  • GALLATIN COUNTY - A person was killed in a fatal accident on state Route 1 south of state Route 13 in Gallatin County Tuesday morning.
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  • A Kentucky man was killed in a head-on crash with tanker truck Tuesday morning on state Route 1 in Gallatin County.
    Michael S. Travis, 25, Fredonia, Ky., was driving a Chevy Malibu north on state Route 1 when for unknown reasons he crossed the center line and struck a tanker driving south head on, according to a release from Illinois State Police.
    The crash happened just south of Eagle Creek Lane at 8:38 a.m.
    The tanker truck, an International, was being driven by Harlan L. Blazier, 50, Carmi.
    Travis was pronounced dead at the scene by Gallatin County Coroner Tony Cox.
    Blazier was transported to Harrisburg Medical Center.
    State Police were assisted by the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Department, Shawneetown Fire Department, Gallatin County Ambulance Service, Saline County Ambulance Service and the Gallatin County Coroner’s Office.

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