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Preliminary autopsy results show a Taylorville man died of blunt force injuries in an accident early Saturday morning.   According to Christian County Coroner Amy Winans, 59 year-old Michael S. Coleman was pronounced dead at the scene of the three vehicle accident.  Reports indicate Coleman crossed the center line into the path of a pick-up truck driven by 20 year-old Dylan Flowers.  The two vehicles were then struck by a bus driven by 55 year-old Christine M. Smith. 

Flowers was reportedly taken to a Springfield hospital for treatment of what were described as non-life threatening injuries.  Smith was apparently uninjured.

Toxicology reports are still pending.  The Illinois State Police are investigating the crash

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