One teen, one Texas man killed in head-on car collision in Illinois

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LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) — Two people died in a car collision around 6 a.m. Saturday morning on Illinois Route 1 near Lawrence Avenue in Lawrence County, Ill.

According to a police report, a 19-year-old male from Clay City, Ill., was driving a 1999 Gold Lincoln Town Car south on Illinois Route 1 when he crossed the centerline for unknown reasons and collided head-on with a 1997 Maroon Chevrolet Truck that then caught on fire. Both the 19-year-old male and the driver of the truck, a 57-year-old man from Texas, were pronounced dead at the scene by the Lawrence County Coroner, police said.

The roadway was closed during the investigation but lanes were reopened around 12:30 p.m., according to an Illinois State Police Facebook post. This investigation is still ongoing and identities of the deceased will be released once next of kin is notified. Follow for updates.

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