The accident happened just before two o’clock on US Route 24 in Gridley.
Upon arrival authorities discovered three people in need of help.
The sole driver of the pick-up truck heading west-bound has been life flighted to Peoria.
The female passenger in the east-bound SUV is in the hospital.
Crews pronounced the male driver dead about an hour after the crash.
Preliminary findings indicate the pickup truck crossed the center line and struck the couple
An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.
The McLean County coroner says the pair had been traveling with a brown mix dog named "Twix" who is now missing.
Anyone with information is asked to call McLean County Animal Control at 309-888-5060.
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