Local News

The Illinois State Police have released the name of a Morrisonville man killed in an accident Thursday afternoon on Route 29 near the Taylorville Prison. 36-year-old Reynaldo “Rey” Tapia III was killed when he struck a semi-truck head on. Tapia was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the semi, 56-year-old E. Michael Johnson of Lincoln, was treated at Taylorville Memorial Hospital for minor injuries. Route 29 was closed near the prison for close to six hours as police reconstructed the accident.

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