CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A Peoria man is dead after an early morning Thursday head-on crash on Interstate 74 near milepost 178.
Illinois State Police said the 29-year-old man was going westbound in the eastbound lanes for an unknown reason. The other driver, a 53-year-old Rock Island man, was traveling eastbound in a semi-truck. They collided head-on in the right lane of the eastbound lanes at approximately 3:19 a.m.
Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup identified the 29-year-old Peoria man as Michael Montgomery. He was pronounced dead at the scene at about 4 a.m.
The Rock Island man was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The crash remains under investigation and no formal charges have been filed at this time.
This story will be updated.