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Illinois State Police Officers responded to a fatal crash on US Route 51 one quarter mile north of County Road 900. Janet Tankersley 80 of Assumption was traveling south on US Route 51.

The driver of a 1998 green Hyundai was traveling north on US Route 51 just north of County Road 900, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed over into the southbound road and struck Tankersley's vehicle head on.

Both vehicles came to a rest in the roadway. The driver of the green Hyundai was pronounced dead at the scene by the Christian County Coroner's Office. The crash occurred on Wednesday at 12:53 pm.

Tankersley was flown to Memorial Hospital in Springfield with non-life threatening injuries. US Route 51 was closed for approximately two hours before traffic resumed.

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