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A Nokomis man is dead after a head on crash on Route 16 between Rosamond and Pana Monday night.


Police says a 19-year-old from Rosamond was driving westbound on Route 16 when he crossed into the eastbound lane and hit another vehicle head on. The 19-year-old admits to being on his phone at the time he crossed over, and police say alcohol is also suspected.


The eastbound driver, a 61-year-old male, was pronounced dead at the scene. Neither driver has been identified. Illinois State Police are continuing to investigate the crash, and charges against the 19-year-old are pending.

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