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Illinois State Police District 18 is investigating a two vehicle crash that resulted in a fatality on Saturday afternoon. 18 year old Payge Donaldson of Ramsey was leaving the Indian Springs Golf Course in Fillmore, and pulling out into Illinois Route 185. 40 year old Eric Wehrle of Vandalia was headed westbound on Illinois Route 185 in a 2005 Sterling Truck that was pulling a trailer. Donaldson failed to yield to Wehrle, and pulled out in front of him, and Wehrle was unable to avoid striking Donaldson’s vehicle. Donaldson was transported to Hillsboro Hospital where she was pronounced deceased. Wehrle was transported to Vandalia Hospital for minor injuries. Illinois Route 185 was shut down for several hours while the crash was investigated on scene. The Illinois State Police Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit is still investigating the accident.

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